son of a gun


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son of a gun

Informal
n. pl. sons of guns
1. A person; a fellow: That son of a gun knows how to sell cars and sell them well.
2. A rascal; a scamp: That son of a gun is always playing practical jokes.
interj.
Used to express annoyance, disappointment, or surprise.
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son of a gun

n, pl sons of guns
slang chiefly US and Canadian a rogue or rascal: used as a jocular form of address
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son′ of a gun′



n., pl. sons of guns. Slang.
rogue; rascal.
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Translations
bâtardfils de putainfils de pute