cavalier seul

noun

ca·​va·​lier seul
kȧvȧlyāsœl
plural cavaliers seuls
: a quadrille figure performed in turn by each man of two opposite couples while the other man and the women face him

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, gentleman alone

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“Cavalier seul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavalier%20seul. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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