Mousquetaire

noun

Mous·​que·​taire ˌmü-skə-ˈter How to pronounce Mousquetaire (audio)
: a French musketeer
especially : one of the royal musketeers of the 17th and 18th centuries conspicuous for their daring and their flamboyant dress

Word History

Etymology

French — more at musketeer

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mousquetaire was in 1705

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Cite this Entry

“Mousquetaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mousquetaire. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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