MEANING: noun: Absurdly chivalrous, idealistic, or impractical ideas or behavior.

ETYMOLOGY: After Don Quixote, hero of the eponymous novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Earliest documented use: 1703. Also see quixotic and quixote.

QUIXOTORY - futile

QUIXOT-RAY - an automated light-energy weapon designed to knock over windmills with a lance

EQUI-XO-TRY - striving for the same number of kisses as hugs