First Gentleman


variants or first gentleman
plural First Gentlemen or first gentlemen
: the husband or male partner of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction
Kristi Noem's husband has reached another milestone in his role as First Gentleman, albeit a very small one. Bryon Noem has been memorialized in the First Spouse Doll Case, where dolls are displayed with the attire that the spouse—and in one instance, sister—of every South Dakota governor wore at their inauguration.Trevor J. Mitchell
There is virtually nothing a first lady or first gentleman must do. If the spouse of the president wishes to make few public appearances, or do little for public causes, and focus almost exclusively on her personal and private concerns, that is, of course, an option.David Frum

Examples of First Gentleman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city announced the First Gentleman’s passing in a statement on Monday. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of First Gentleman was in 1924

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“First Gentleman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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