• Quixote

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈkwɪksət/, /ˈkwɪksəʊt/, /kɪˈhəʊti/

    Origin

    After Don Quixote.

    Full definition of Quixote

    Noun

    Quixote

    (plural Quixotes)
    1. Someone resembling Don Quixote; someone who is chivalrous but unrealistic; an idealist. from 17th c.
      • 1723, Charles Walker, Sally Salisbury:I had once determined to fix the terrible Name of some Man of War in the Front of your History, a perfect Hero, that should like another Quixot defend your Reputation right, or wrong ....
      • 1929, Cecil Day Lewis, Transitional Poem:Few things can more inflame
        This far too combative heart
        Than the intellectual Quixotes of the age
        Prattling of abstract art.
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