(2 syl.). A gaunt country gentleman of La Mancha, gentle and
dignified, affectionate and
simple-minded, but so crazed by reading books of knight-errantry
that he believes himself called upon to redress the wrongs of the whole
world, and actually goes forth to avenge the oppressed and run a tilt
with their oppressors. The word Quixote means The cuish-armed.
A Don Quixote.
A dreamy, unpractical man, with a “bee in his bonnet.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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