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- n. A man who seeks out female society, especially for social or professional advancement.
- n. A recently commissioned officer.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Yes poodle-faker – a young man too much given to taking tea with ladies.
But what is fun, is finding the ones that will past muster in printed matter under the eagle eye of my editor, and, it-goes-without-saying, also not lower the tenor of the book – like poodle-faker.
Blimey a Tommy full of beef, beer and lust could very well on the cot his poodle-faker ways, don a pith helmet and caravan to the land of Chee-chees, musselmen, and wogs.
November 1991], used in his definition of cicisbeism the word poodle-faker, which, as near as I can make out, is an obscure or archaic Briticism, possibly military slang.