swain


swain

noun

Definition of SWAIN

1
a male romantic companion <a romanticized portrait of a bygone era of beauteous Southern belles and their gallant swains>
Synonyms beau, boy, fellow, man, old man, swain
2
a man who courts a woman usually with the goal of marrying her <Grandma claims that she had several swains pursuing her, but it was only Grandpa who won her heart>
Synonyms gallant, swain, wooer

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