damoiseau

noun
dam·​oi·​seau | \ ˌdamə̇ˈzō \
plural damoiseaux\ " \

Definition of damoiseau

archaic
: a young noble not yet made a knight

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History and Etymology for damoiseau

Middle French, from Old French damoisel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicellus young aristocrat, diminutive of Latin dominus master, lord

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“Damoiseau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damoiseau. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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