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A.Word.A.Day--Prince Charming

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Prince Charming also prince charming (prins CHAR-ming) noun

1. A man who fulfills all the romantic expectations of a woman.

2. A man who ardently seeks the company and affection of women.

[After Prince Charming, hero of the fairy tale Cinderella.]

"A mutual friend had set us up, and I'd instantly decided he wasn't for me. To begin with, his look was all wrong--short, balding, stocky ... not exactly Prince Charming." Edelstein, Andy; Sherman, Beth, From hate-at-first-sight to friends to married, Cosmopolitan, Jan 1, 1995.

This week's theme: eponyms.

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Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. -Henry Peter Brougham


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