country gentleman

noun

Definition of country gentleman 

1 : a well-to-do country resident : an owner of a country estate

2 : one of the English landed gentry

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There is an outside horse, somebody called Jacob Rees-Mogg, who, to American viewers, will appear like a sort of 18th century English country gentlemen. Fox News, "Gowdy: SCOTUS confirmation process has become politicized," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of country gentleman

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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