Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) especially a light saddle horse for a woman

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Alternate forms of Palfrey

Hypernyms: mount, riding horse, saddle horse

Origin of the word Palfrey

  1. 1148, "saddle horse for ordinary riding (opposed to a war horse), small horse for ladies," from O.Fr. palefrei (11c.), from M.L. palafredus, alt. by dissimilation from L.L. paraveredus "post horse for outlying districts" (6c.), originally "extra horse," from Gk. para "beside, secondary" + L. veredus "post horse; light, fast horse used by couri… more

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Words that sound like Palfrey

palaver, pallbearer, palpebra, pilfer, pilferer, plover, polypore, pull over, pullover

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