Prince Charming
noun Etymology: Prince Charming, hero of the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault Date: 1856 a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved; also a man of often specious charm toward women

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  • Prince Charming — is a stock character who originates in a number of fairy tales. He is the prince who comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, and typically must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell. The name has been given to the heroes of… …   Wikipedia

  • Prince Charming — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Prince Charming» Canción de Metallica del álbum Reload álbum Reload Publicación 18 de noviembre de 1997 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Prince Charming — n informal a perfect man who a young woman might dream about meeting often used humorously ▪ She is still waiting to find her Prince Charming …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prince Charming — 1850, from Fr. Roi Charmant, name of the hero of Comtesse d Aulnoy s L Oiseau Bleu (1697), adopted into native fairy tales including Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. As for me, I have always agreed with the fairy books that the moment when Prince… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prince charming — A prince charming is the perfect man in a woman s life …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Prince Charming — Prince Charm′ing n. cvb a man who embodies a woman s romantic ideal • Etymology: after Prince Charming, hero of Cinderella …   From formal English to slang

  • Prince Charming — noun count HUMOROUS a young, attractive, kind man that a girl dreams will make her life perfect …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Prince Charming — n. a man who realizes a woman s fondest romantic hopes …   English World dictionary

  • Prince Charming — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Prince Charming Originaltitel Meet Prince Charming …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prince Charming — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Prince Charming (Prince Charmant en anglais) est le titre de plusieurs œuvres : Cinéma Prince Charming est un film américain réalisé par James… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prince Charming — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Prince Charming : singular Prince Charming plural Prince Charmings humorous a young, attractive, kind man that a girl dreams will make her life perfect • Etymology: From the name of the prince in the story of… …   English dictionary

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