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"squire" in British English

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squirenoun [C]

uk   /skwaɪər/  us   /skwaɪr/
in the past in ​England, a man who ​owned most of the ​land around a ​village UK old-fashioned informal used as a ​friendlyform of ​address by one man to another who might be of a ​highersocialclass: "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."

squireverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   /skwaɪər/  us   /skwaɪr/ formal
(Definition of squire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squire" in American English

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squirenoun [C]

 us   /skwɑɪər/ old use
  • squire noun [C] (OWNER)

(in the past in England) a man who ​owned most of the ​land around a ​village

squireverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /skwɑɪər/ fml
to take someone ​places; ​escort: Skinner uses the ​plane to squire around bureaucrats.
(Definition of squire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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