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Prince Charmingalso prince charming
A man who fulfills one's romantic expectations.
[After Prince Charming, hero of such fairy tales as Cinderella, alteration of earlier King Charming, hero of the play King Charming (1850) by British dramatist James Robinson Planché, and ultimately modeled on French roi Charmant, hero of the fairy tale L'Oiseau bleu (1698) by French author Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baronne d'Aulnoy : roi, king + charmant, charming.]
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a man who embodies a woman's romantic ideal.
[after Prince Charming, hero of Cinderella]
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