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A supporter of the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War and the Commonwealth.
[From the close-cropped hair of the Puritans.]
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1. (Historical Terms) English history a supporter of Parliament against Charles I during the Civil War. Compare Cavalier
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) English history a supporter of Parliament against Charles I during the Civil War. Compare Cavalier
[referring to their short-cut hair]
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a Puritan supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War: so called in derision by the Cavaliers because they wore their hair cut short.
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