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Marquis

[mahr-kwis] /ˈmɑr kwɪs/
noun
1.
Don(ald Robert Perry) 1878–1937, U.S. humorist and poet.
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marquis

/ˈmɑːkwɪs; mɑːˈkiː; French marki/
noun (pl) -quises, -quis
1.
(in various countries) a nobleman ranking above a count, corresponding to a British marquess. The title of marquis is often used in place of that of marquess
Word Origin
C14: from Old French marchis, literally: count of the march, from marchemarch²

Marquis

/ˈmɑːkwɪs/
noun
1.
Don(ald Robert Perry). 1878–1937, US humorist; author of archy and mehitabel (1927)
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Word Origin and History for don marquis
marquis
c.1300, title of nobility, from O.Fr. marchis, lit. "ruler of a border area," from O.Fr. marche "frontier," from M.L. marca "frontier, frontier territory" (see march (n.)). Originally the ruler of border territories in various European nations (e.g. It. marchese, Sp. marqués); later a mere title of rank, below duke and above count.
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