son of a gun

noun phrase
\ ˈsən-ə-və-ˌgən How to pronounce son of a gun (audio) ; as an interjection ˌsən-ə-və-ˈgən \
plural sons of guns

Definition of son of a gun

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

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of son of a gun was in 1708

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“Son of a gun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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