WORD OF THE DAY.

The Word of the day comes from THE MINOTAUR'S SON & OTHER WILD TALES by Kevin Ansbro.


EQUERRY



NOUN equerries (plural noun) an officer of the British royal household who attends or assists members of the royal family. "he became equerry to the Duke of Kent"

synonyms: attendant · retainer · domestic help · domestic worker · domestic · help · cleaner · cleaning woman/lady · helper · lackey · flunkey · minion · maid · housemaid · maidservant · lady's maid · handmaid · parlour maid · scullery maid · serving maid · char · boots · jong · Mrs Mop · daily woman · daily · skivvy · scout · bedder · gyp · seneschal · abigail · servitor · scullion · tweeny · serving man · serving woman · serving wench · turnspit · varlet · vassal · serf · famulus

antonyms: master · mistress

historical an officer of the household of a prince or noble who had charge over the stables.

synonyms: stable hand · stableman · stable lad · stable boy · stable girl


ORIGIN early 16th century (formerly also as esquiry): from Old Frenchesquierie‘company of squires, prince's stables’, from Old Frenchesquier‘esquire’, perhaps associated with Latinequus‘horse’. The historical sense is apparently based on Old Frenchesquier d'esquierie‘squire of stables’.

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