Prince Charming

Prince Charming
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 Charming arrives is the perfect climax. Everything that goes before in the life of a girl simply leads up to that moment, and everything that comes after dates from it; and while the girl of the twentieth century, sallying forth in search of adventure, may not hope to meet at the next turn a knight in shining armor, or a sighing troubadour, she does hope, if she is normal and has the normal dreams of a girl, to find her hero in some of the men who pass her way. [Temple Bailey, "Adventures in Girlhood," Philadelphia, 1919]

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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