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a man who is viewed as an ideal romantic partner or potential spouse (sometimes used with Miss, Ms., or Mrs. instead of Mr. when referring to a female).
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Origin of Mr. Right
First recorded in 1920–25
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How to use Mr. Right in a sentence
She is the author of four books, including Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson and Mr. Right, Right Now!The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I read this Fox News headline the other day that said, “Heather Graham Not Looking for Mr. Right, Just Good Sex.”Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More|Marlow Stern|May 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A girl in search of love tries to find Mr. Right in a sea of losers on Match.com.Midwinter Madness in New York 2011|Lizzie Crocker|February 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We know it isn't just anybody in trousers that would be Mr. Right.The Boy with Wings|Berta Ruck
Mr. Right Fielder Young started the sixth in a way that made the Hammond supporters hug themselves and each other ecstatically.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
Mr. Right'll be coming along here some time and then—good night!Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Mr. Right
informal the man considered by a woman to be her perfect marriage partner
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