remittance-man love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An idle, and frequently dissolute, man who lives on remittances from his home.

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Examples

  • At the time of our visit it was occupied by two men; one, a young Englishman, recently arrived from South Africa -- a remittance-man, in search of novelty -- the other a grizzled forty-niner.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • I demurred, pleaded and finally explained that I had lost my money and had sent to New York for a remittance, I was a remittance-man.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • The real _dramatis personæ_ are three (for Schneider was only a sign-post pointing): Follet, the remittance-man, Stires, and French Eva.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • There was a young Englishman in one of the shops -- a draftsman -- who had studied architecture in a London office, and who might have been a successful architect but for a downfall which had converted him, overnight, into a remittance-man and a fairly competent employee of the

    Children of the Desert

  • He was an English remittance-man here in the early days.

    Still Jim

  • We are by no means all millionaires, and our idea is not to make this colony a pleasure ground for the remittance-man.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • It was a service that made men, and he thought of the English remittance-man, whose father was

    Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest mounted Police

  • He was not going to waste civilities upon this rowdy, drunken remittance-man, whom he had seen reeling through the streets of the stad as he went upon his own respectable way.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Fearing was no gentleman adventurer, remittance-man, or humble clerk serving his apprenticeship to a steamship line or an ivory house.

    The Lost Road

  • If the tenor of the MSM stays the same and Anderson Cooper does as well, that would have to make him effectively a "remittance-man" but worse, a traitorous

    Editorials from Hell's leading daily newspaper

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