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swain

noun

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  1. 1 a male romantic companion <a romanticized portrait of a bygone era of beauteous Southern belles and their gallant swains> Synonyms beau, boy, fellow, man, old man, boyfriendRelated Words admirer, crush, steady; gallant, suitor, wooer; beloved, darling, dear, favorite, flame, honey, love, lover, significant other, soul mate, spark, sparker, squeeze [slang], sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetie pie, valentine; fancy man, gigolo; date, escort; groom, husband; fiancé, intended

  2. 2 a man who courts a woman usually with the goal of marrying her <Grandma claims that she had several swains pursuing her, but it was only Grandpa who won her heart> Synonyms gallant, suitor, wooerRelated Words beau, boyfriend, fellow, man, old man, significant other, squeeze [slang]; admirer, crush, steady; beloved, darling, dear, favorite, flame, honey, love, lover, spark, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetie pie, valentine; date, escort; fiancé, intended


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