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stage-door Johnny

[steyj-dawr, -dohr] /ˈsteɪdʒˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr/
a man who often goes to a theater or waits at a stage door to court an actress.
Origin of stage-door Johnny
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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stagedoor Johnny

noun phrase

A man who haunts the stagedoor of a theater in order to meet actresses, chorus girls, etc (1912+)

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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