"son of a gun" Definition

  1. a familiar term for a man. Sometimes applied eulogistically, never contemptuously. Generally said of an artful person, and perhaps, originally, son of a “gun,” (or “gonnof”). In the army it is sometimes applied to an artilleryman.

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Position in the dictionary: 3326 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: sonkey, soor, soot-bag, sop, soph, sort, sound, souper, sou’-wester, sov
Previous words in the dictionary: something damp, soldier, sold up, sold, soiled doves, soft-tommy, soft-tack, soft-soap, soft-sawder, soft-horn

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