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golden boy

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golden boy

noun phrase

A favored and especially gifted boy or man; fair-haired boy: Casey regarded Inman as a brittle golden boy, worried about his image

[1937+; popularized by the title of Clifford Odets's 1937 play about a boxer]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • A son was born to her whom she named Kintaro, the golden boy.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder
  • He's been the people's golden boy, their last-ditch hope for peace.

    Bear Trap Alan Edward Nourse
  • golden boy over there will have a beef barbecue, probably, won't you, Fred?

    The Huddlers William Campbell Gault
  • He steered the ship with the golden boy upon the prow, in which your father sailed to conquer England.

  • But the golden boy loved best of all to fly through the air with his arms round the neck of a gentle-eyed stag.

    Old-World Japan Frank Rinder

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