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man Friday

  

      n   a loyal male servant or assistant  
     (after the native in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719))  
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Friday  
      n  
1    the sixth day of the week; fifth day of the working week  
2       See       girl Friday       man Friday  
     (Old English Frigedæg, literally: Freya's day; related to Old Frisian friadei, Old High German friatag)  


girl Friday  
      n   a female employee who has a wide range of duties, usually including secretarial and clerical work  
     (C20: coined on the pattern of man Friday)  
Good Friday  
      n   the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus  
man Friday  
      n   a loyal male servant or assistant  
     (after the native in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719))  

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Consulter aussi:

girl Friday, Good Friday, friary, fray

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n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
A punch delivered in a Friday or Saturday night fight that is so powerful that the opponent does not regain consciousness until Sunday.
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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