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Jul 24, 2020
This week’s theme
Words coined after fairy-tale characters

This week’s words
Goldilocks
Cinderella
ugly duckling
sleeping beauty
Prince Charming

Prince Charming
Prince Charming in “Sleeping Beauty”

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with Anu Garg

prince charming

PRONUNCIATION:
(prins CHAR-ming)

MEANING:
noun: A suitor who fulfills the expectations of his beloved.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Prince Charming, the fairy-tale hero of many stories, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Earliest documented use: 1850.

USAGE:
“Judith reluctantly attends a cocktail party where she meets Howard Rose, a charismatic lawyer ... But Judith will come to realize Howard is no prince charming.”
Adriana Delgado; Beachy Books (Even If You’re Not Going Near the Beach); The Palm Beach Post (Florida); May 28, 2020.

See more usage examples of Prince Charming in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. -Robert Graves, poet and novelist (24 Jul 1895-1985)

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