• Brave, valiant.
  • honorable.
  • grand, noble.
  • Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
  • Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.



  • To attend or wait on (a lady).
  • To handle with grace or in a modish manner.


  • From Middle English galant, galaunt, from Old French galant, present participle of galer, from gale; either from Frankish *wala-, from Proto-Germanic *wal-, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-; or alternatively from Frankish *gail, from Proto-Germanic *gailaz, related to Dutch geil, German geil, Old English gāl.
  • From French

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