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

Examples of country gentleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Tested: 1987 Range Rover Makes Luxury and SUV Compatible," 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, "What is classical architecture? It’s not exactly what the Trump administration thinks it is," 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, "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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“Country gentleman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country%20gentleman. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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