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merry men

plural noun
(facetious) a person's assistants or followers
Word Origin
C19: originally, the companions of a knight, outlaw, etc
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  • Ride on, my merry men all, and let us get back to Nottingham Town as speedily as we may.

  • Mayhap, then, you'll come on deck and tell these merry men as much, for they do only jeer at me.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • I shall be glad to see him and his merry men, and try to thank them all.

  • Bands might gather and live in the forests, like Robin Hood and his merry men.

  • For three merry men, and three merry men,And three merry men we be.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Just wait a moment, my merry men, and we'll make you a present of something.

  • Stevenson passes up and down, sending his merry men up and down.

    The Spell of Scotland

    Keith Clark
  • But get you to the table, Oswald, along of my merry men, and see that you drink in God's name.

    The Serf Guy Thorne

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