Definition of squirearch in English:

squirearch

noun

  • A member of the squirearchy.

    • ‘He appears as a ‘squirearch’, a man of standing in Megara, but subject to criticism and hostility, eventually betrayed by those he trusted, dispossessed of his estates in a civic upheaval, and forced into exile, where he dreams of revenge.’
    • ‘Like one of Henry Fielding's squirearchs, Noel planted his library not in some clattering urban center, but in his serene country seat.’
    • ‘Though there were some mutterings from the squirearchs, Eccles was widely applauded for trying to shift Tory emphasis from ‘inheritors of wealth’ to ‘creators of wealth.’’

Origin

Mid 19th century back-formation from squirearchy, on the pattern of words such as monarch.

Pronunciation

squirearch

/ˈskwʌɪəˌrɑːk/