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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: escuier, from Late Latin scutarius, from Latin scutum 'shield'

squire

noun
     
squire
1 [countable] the man who in the past owned most of the land around a country village in England
2AM [countable] a young man in the Middle Ages who learned how to be a knight by serving one
3 British English old-fashioned spoken used by some men to address a man when they do not know his name

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