Mr. Right


Definition of Mr. Right

: a man who would make the perfect husband

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Mr. Right.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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informal : a man who would be the best husband for a particular woman

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