Definition of preux chevalier in US English:

preux chevalier

noun

  • Gallant knight (also in extended use).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Horace Walpole (1717–1797), author, politician, and patron of the arts. From French preux chevalier from preux + chevalier.

Pronunciation

preux chevalier

/ˌprəː ʃəvalˈjeɪ/