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pretty boy


an attractive but somewhat effeminate young man; also written pretty-boy's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • But when she was so ungenerous as to call me "a pretty boy," the fire returned to my heart, and I too drew myself up proudly.

  • He was a pretty boy, she thought, and she was glad Susan had him.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • Mr. Bell, you're a pretty boy;—a pretty quaker you were; and now you're no quaker, nor any thing else:—ho, ho!

  • The dark eyes, however, of the pretty boy had no attraction for the man.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • The Witch made some remark about the pretty boy outside, when she saw an expression of pain flit over the lady's face.

    The Witch Hypnotizer Zena A. Maher
Slang definitions & phrases for pretty boy

pretty boy


: their ''pretty boy'' young preacher


  1. A man who is good-looking in an epicene way; an effeminate dandy (1885+)
  2. A bouncer or professional strong man (1931+ Circus)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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