Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Fall Head Over Heels...

gentleman friend

noun, Older Use.
1.
a man with whom a woman is romantically involved; suitor.
Origin of gentleman friend
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for gentleman-friend
Historical Examples
  • I've got a gentleman-friend, too, and he's awful nice to me.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • As to your gentleman-friend, he may take himself off, wherever he likes best.

    Hard Times Charles Dickens
  • Then I added, "but have you got a gentleman-friend yourself?"

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson
  • Every morning I awake to find half-a-dozen hens and their gentleman-friend roosting along my anatomy.

  • Then I answered her question: "Well, that depends upon what you mean by gentleman-friend," I said.

    The Long Day Dorothy Richardson

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gentleman friend

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gentleman

12
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gentleman-friend