Sir Roger de Coverley


Sir Rog·​er de Cov·​er·​ley sər-ˌrä-jər-di-ˈkə-vər-lē How to pronounce Sir Roger de Coverley (audio)
: an English country-dance that resembles the Virginia reel

Word History


alteration of roger of coverley, probably from Roger, male given name + of + Coverley, a fictitious place name

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sir Roger de Coverley was in 1804

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“Sir Roger de Coverley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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