quixote

noun, often capitalized
qui·​xote | \ ˈkwik-sət How to pronounce quixote (audio) , kē-ˈhō-tē How to pronounce quixote (audio) , -ˈō- \

Definition of quixote

: a quixotic person

Other Words from quixote

quixotism \ ˈkwik-​sə-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce quixote (audio) \ noun
quixotry \ ˈkwik-​sə-​trē How to pronounce quixote (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of quixote

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quixote

Don Quixote, hero of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605, 1615) by Cervantes

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The first known use of quixote was in 1648

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“Quixote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quixote. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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