country gentleman


: a well-to-do country resident : an owner of a country estate
: one of the English landed gentry

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than gamble, consume nine-course meals, and chase women, as his father did, George, shy and conservative, preferred the life of a country gentleman. Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022 But Philip was also the ultimate salt-of-the-earth English country gentleman. Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 For a country gentleman from rural Alabama, that’s high cotton. Bob Carlton |, al, 24 Feb. 2021 All along, the Range Rover was building itself an image as an off-road Rambo with the manners of an English country gentleman. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, 30 June 2020 His love of Roman architecture had to be detached from urban life and was rooted in a very specific kind of historical fantasy about country gentlemen who also own slaves. Anne Quito, Quartz, 19 Feb. 2020 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, 10 July 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of country gentleman was in 1563

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“Country gentleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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