PRONUNCIATION: (shev-uh-LEER, shu-VAL-yay, -VAHL-)

MEANING: noun: A chivalrous man, one having qualities of courtesy, honor, bravery, gallantry, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From Anglo-Norman chevaler, from Old French chevalier, from Latin caballarius (horseman), from caballus (horse). Earliest documented use: 1377.

CHEVALITER - 1000 cc of good Scotch

CHEVALIAR - Frenchman who mis-represents his horse's qualities to get you to buy it; precursor of a used-car dealer

CHE-VALUER - one who assigns great importance to Ernesto Guevera for his role in Cuban history