gen·​tle·​man-at-arms ˈjen-tᵊl-mən-at-ˈärmz How to pronounce gentleman-at-arms (audio)
plural gentlemen-at-arms
: one of a military corps of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions

Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gentleman-at-arms was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

“Gentleman-at-arms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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