Prince-charming meaning

The romantic hero in various fairy tales, as Cinderella.
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Any fictional character who is a prince and hero of a fairy-tale.
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A man who fulfills a woman's romantic expectations.
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A man who embodies or fulfills a woman's fondest romantic hopes.
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(by extension) A heterosexual woman's prototypical ideal romantic partner, especially but not necessarily if he embodies common characteristics of the fictional princes, such as being courageous or chivalrous.

She's still unmarried because she is waiting for her Prince Charming... and he may not exist.

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Origin of prince-charming

  • After Prince Charming , hero of the fairy tale Cinderella

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Part-translation of French Roi Charmant (“King Charming").

    From Wiktionary