from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cheerful, frivolous person, a silly man; a loose woman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A paramour; a loose woman; also, a gay, idle fellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An idle, dissolute fellow; a paramour or boon companion; a gay or dissolute person of either sex. See first extract under frank, adjective, 5.
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)
Hobbs tells the king that he is "a frank franion, a merry companion, and loves a wench well."
I am a gentleman, a courtier, and a merry frank franion. [
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