carpet knight

noun

Definition of carpet knight

: a knight who has spent his time in ease and luxury : a man devoted to idleness and pleasure

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History and Etymology for carpet knight

so called from the carpet's having been a symbol of luxury and effeminacy

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“Carpet knight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpet%20knight. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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