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gallant sb. (2 a courteous mode of address)
1. man of fashion and pleasure, fine gentleman Ado III. iv. 96 “all the gallants of the town,” Oth. II. iii. 31.
2. pl. used as a vocative=gentlemen Ado III. ii. 15, 1H4 II. iv. 310, 1H6 III. ii. 41.
3. ladies' man, lover Wiv. II. i. 22.
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.2
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