Quixote



[kee-hoh-tee, kwik-suh t; Spanish kee-haw-te] /kiˈhoʊ ti, ˈkwɪk sət; Spanish kiˈhɔ tɛ/

noun
1.
Don, .
/ˈkwɪksət; Spanish kiˈxote/
noun
1.
See Don Quixote
noun

an enthusiastic but impractical and idealistic person; also written Quixote
Word Origin

for Don Quixote of Cervantes’ novel
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