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English definition of “squire”

squire

noun [C]     /skwaɪər/ US  /skwaɪr/
in the past in England, a man who owned most of the land around a villageRoyalty, aristocracy and titles UK old-fashioned informal used as a friendly form of address by one man to another who might be of a higher social class: "I don't know if all my luggage is going to fit in the back of the taxi." "Don't worry, squire, I'll get it in."Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
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