A person; a fellow.
That son of a gun knows how to sell cars and sell them well.
(euphemistic) Son of a bitch.
A rascal; a scamp.
That son of gun is always playing practical jokes.
Son of a gun is defined as an expression of surprise, disappointment or frustration.
An example of when you might say "son of a gun" is when your dog surprises you by actually listening to a command he's ignored before.
Used to express annoyance, disappointment, or surprise.
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: