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poodle-faker

noun
1.
(slang, old-fashioned) a young man or newly commissioned officer who makes a point of socializing with women; ladies' man
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poodle-faker

noun
  1. ladies' man (1902+)
  2. A self-important newly commissioned officer (WWI Army fr British)

[first sense fr the notion that such a man would emulate a poodle or other lapdog to ingratiate himself with women]


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