Definitions

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  • n. A trustworthy citizen.
  • n. A skilled workman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trustworthy citizen; a skilled workman. See Citation under 3d commune, 1.

Etymologies

French prud'homme. Compare prude. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Je comprends, peut-etre I will just send msr. prudhomme a short little note & photo.

    Leaving Town Part II: This Time, It's Personal

  • You see those colorfull prudhomme got some plomb dans la cervelle

    result

  • In Bonham, Frankham, and Pridham the suffix - ham has been substituted for the French homme of bonhomme, franc homme, prudhomme, while Jerningham is a perversion of the personal name Jernegan or Gernegan, as Garnham is of Gernon,

    The Romance of Names

  • Coustans begot on his wife an heir male, who had to name Constantine, who was thereafter a prudhomme much great.

    Old French Romances

  • She laughed to scorn the notion of a nunnery; and laughed to scorn equally the notion of marrying any knight, however much of a prudhomme, whom she had yet seen.

    Hereward, the Last of the English

  • ..armstrong comment:- well, merci monsieur prudhomme...i told you everything would be awesome on my return, n'est pas ?

    Weird Style: Cast-Offs and Bolt-Ons

  • ..ya know, frilly, you could go a long way to gettin' closer to a particular pair a' bib-shorts if you were good enough w/ yer 'feminine wiles' to sweet talk christian prudhomme into lettin' astana into le tour...

    Leaving Town Part II: This Time, It's Personal

  • At which little Arnulf was as proud as if he had done it himself; and the ch√Ętelain sent word to Baldwin that the new-comer was a prudhomme of no common merit; while the heart of the Count of Guisnes became as water; and his knights, both those who were captives and those who were not, complained indignantly of the unchivalrous trick of the Danes, -- how villanous for men on foot, not only to face knights, but to bring them down to their own standing ground by basely cutting off their horses 'heads!

    Hereward, the Last of the English

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  • A trustworthy citizen; a skilled workman.

    May 12, 2008