Prince Charming

noun

: a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved
also : a man of often specious charm toward women

Examples of Prince Charming in a Sentence

She was still waiting to meet her Prince Charming. He's no Prince Charming, but he's okay.
Recent Examples on the Web Now married to his own Prince Charming and father to a 10-year-old daughter, Cedric recounts his own exploits and feats of derring-do to his young daughter preparing to follow in his footsteps. Ben Croll, Variety, 20 Feb. 2024 Watch the video above to see how a little love saved Prince Charming. Allison Moses, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2024 When Steve turns out to be more Hannibal Lecter than Prince Charming, their relationship takes an unappetizing turn. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 25 Nov. 2023 When asked whether her love has the makings of a real Prince Charming (or Prince Eric, for that matter), Bailey offered a sweet smile and a laugh. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 This former Disney princess is looking for her real-life Prince Charming and thinks Joey could be her soul mate. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023 There are smart TVs that are up to $2,500 less right now, cool tech gadgets, home gear, including Dyson vacuums, and entertainment that will provide hours of pure fun for the whole family, like building a Lego version of Cinderella and Prince Charming’s castle. Jon Fisher, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Naturally, Ella embarks on a quest to break the spell, encountering elves, ogres, and her Prince Charming along the way. Riann Phillip, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 Swift’s earlier albums approached romance from an adolescent vantage, telling of storybook heights and crushing lows; a lot of her songs were about realizing that Prince Charming had exploited her. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Prince Charming, hero of the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Prince Charming was in 1855

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“Prince Charming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prince%20Charming. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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