gentleman friend


noun Older Use.

a man with whom a woman is romantically involved; suitor.

Nearby words

  1. gentle breeze,
  2. gentle craft,
  3. gentle sex,
  4. gentlefolk,
  5. gentleman,
  6. gentleman of fortune,
  7. gentleman of the road,
  8. gentleman usher of the black rod,
  9. gentleman's agreement,
  10. gentleman's gentleman

Origin of gentleman friend

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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