son of a gun noun \ˈsən-ə-və-ˌgən; as an interj ˌsən-ə-və-ˈgən\
: a person (especially a man) or thing that you are annoyed with
—used by a man to address a male friend
—used to express mild surprise, disappointment, etc.
plural sons of guns
—usually used as a mild or euphemistic alternative to son of a bitch ; sometimes used interjectionally to express surprise or disappointment
Examples of SON OF A GUN
- That son of a gun never called me back.
- I had to bring the car to the shop. The son of a gun broke down again.
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