grandee grandee

Definition(s):

  • (n) a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal

Usage(s):

  1. The conundrum was prefigured by Farouk's grandfather, Khedive Ismail, a grandee who died in 1895 while trying to guzzle two bottles of champagne in one draft.
  2. The Duke of Wellington, 31, sixth of his line, who was also a Netherlands prince, a Spanish grandee, a Portuguese count.
  3. Tory grandee Douglas Hogg announced today that he will stand down at the next election, after billing the public purse for maintenance of his moated Lincolnshire mansion.

News

  • Letters to the editor: Oct. 24, 2013

    This letter is addressed to the person(s) who recently ripped off one of our Gatewood Hills neighborhood signs at the corner of Pomerado Road and Grandee Place.
    on October 24, 2013     Source: Pomerado Newspaper Group

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