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gentleman friend

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noun Older Use.
  1. a man with whom a woman is romantically involved; suitor.
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Origin of gentleman friend

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Related Words for gentleman friend

suitor, paramour, sweetheart, squire, love, escort, admirer, steady, honey, swain, flame, beloved, lover, cavalier, inamorato, wooer

Examples from the Web for gentleman friend

Historical Examples of gentleman friend

  • As to your gentleman-friend, he may take himself off, wherever he likes best.

    Hard Times

    Charles Dickens

  • Then I added, "but have you got a gentleman-friend yourself?"

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson

  • I've got a gentleman-friend, too, and he's awful nice to me.

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson

  • Every morning I awake to find half-a-dozen hens and their gentleman-friend roosting along my anatomy.

  • Then I answered her question: "Well, that depends upon what you mean by gentleman-friend," I said.

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson