Meaning of marquis

mar•quis

Pronunciation: (mär'kwis, mär-kē' Fr. mar-kē'), [key]
— pl. -quis•es, -quis
  1. a nobleman ranking next below a duke and above an earl or count.

Mar•quis

Pronunciation: (mär'kwis), [key]
  1. 1878–1937, U.S. humorist and poet.
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