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Don Quixote (2 syl.)

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A gaunt country gentleman of La Mancha, gentle and dignified, affectionate and simpleminded, but so crazed by reading books of knight-errantry that he believes himself called upon to redress the wrongs of the whole world, and actually goes forth to avenge the oppressed and run a tilt with their oppressors. The word Quixote means The cuish-armed. (See Quixotic.)

A Don Quixote. A dreamy, unpractical man, with a “bee in his bonnet.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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