Pygmalion meaning

pĭg-mālyən, -mālē-ən
One who acts as the legendary Greek sculptor Pygmalion (who was granted the wish of having life given to a sculpture of his which he loved a great deal), as in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in which he sometimes refers to his main character (Henry Higgins) as Pygmalion Higgins.
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Bloody (only in 'not pygmalion likely'), from the sensational, and then scandalous, line "not bloody likely" in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
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A king of Cyprus who carved and then fell in love with a statue of a woman, which Aphrodite brought to life as Galatea.
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(gr. legend, person, proper) A king of Cyprus and a sculptor.
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