Definition of son of a gun
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 in a Sentence
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.
First Known Use of son of a gun
SON OF A GUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of son of a gun for English Language Learners
: 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.
Learn More about son of a gun
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up son of a gun? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).