puss-gentleman love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An effeminate dandy.

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  • (noun) - (1) A gentleman perfumed with civet. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1909 (2) An effeminate dandy. --William Whitney's Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, 1889 (3) I cannot talk with civet in the room, / A fine puss-gentleman that's all perfume. --William Cowper's Conversation, 1781

    January 27, 2018