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(1) a gentleman who carries his lady's pillow
(2) a man so secure in his masculinity that he will perform acts of great sensitivity and courtesy without giving a thought to what his coworkers or his lady's roommate or neighbor might think.
Caliban: Didst I see thou with pillow in hand yesterday eve?

Ferdinand: Thine eyes did not deceive thee, foul wretch. Verily I carried Miranda's pillow, but think not that I stepped o'er my bounds thereby.

Caliban: Thou art her pillow carrier alone, then?

Ferdinand: Faith, 'tis true.

From William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," Act II, Scene 3.
by Dan Forester February 14, 2006
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