Son Of A Gun Definition

sons-of-guns
noun
A person; a fellow.
That son of a gun knows how to sell cars and sell them well.
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A euphemistic alteration of son of a bitch.

Webster's New World
A rascal; a scamp.
That son of gun is always playing practical jokes.
American Heritage
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interjection
Used to express annoyance, disappointment, or surprise.
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Other Word Forms of Son Of A Gun

Noun

Singular:
son of a gun
Plural:
sons-of-guns

Origin of Son Of A Gun

  • The U.S. Navy publication Nomenclature of Ships (John Snelling, 1981) describes the origin of this phrase as follows:

    From Wiktionary

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