Meaning of Marquis of Queensberry rules in English:

Marquis of Queensberry rules

Pronunciation /ˌmɑːkwɪs əv ˈkwiːnzb(ə)rɪ ˌruːlz/


(also Marquess of Queensberry rules)
  • Queensberry rules. Also absol. as "Marquis of Queensberry", and in extended use.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From the title of Sir John Sholto Douglas, eighth Marquess of Queensberry, who supervised the preparation of the rules + the plural of rule.