plural -s
: a young gentleman in training for knighthood : squire, page

Word History


Italian donzello, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal donzel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicillus, diminutive of Latin dominus master

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“Donzel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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