Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. DES-tree (Popular Culture)
Other Forms FormsDestrier, Destrie, Destrey
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Contributor Contrib.Ronal on 7/18/2008
English form of Destrier, a French surname derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning "warhorse". This name was popularized by the western novel 'Destry Rides Again' (1930, by Max Brand) and two subsequent identically-named film adaptations (1932 and 1939).