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  • n. Someone who returns home from travelling, especially having repented of former extravagant behaviour.

Etymologies

With reference to Luke 15:11-32. (Wiktionary)

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  • The wastrel who returns to the welcoming arms of his father, much to the dismay of the model brother.

    March 7, 2010