From an alteration of earlier esquiry (through the influence of the unrelated Latin equus), from Middle French escuirie, escuerie, derivative of escuyer (“squire”), or alternatively from Medieval Latin scuria (“stable”), from Old High German scura (“barn”). Compare esquire.
equerry (plural equerries)
- An officer responsible for the care and supervision of the horses of a person of rank.
- (Britain) A personal attendant to a head of state, a member of a royal family, or a national representative.