Definition of Prince Charming noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Prince Charming

BrE BrE//ˌprɪns ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɪns ˈtʃɑːrmɪŋ//
[singular] (usually humorous) Attractiveness, Kind, Male attractiveness
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a man who seems to be a perfect boyfriend or husband because he is very attractive, kind, etc. I’m still waiting for my Prince Charming! More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. From the hero of some European fairy tales, for example Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. See related entries: Attractiveness, Kind, Male attractiveness Word Originpartial translation of French Roi Charmant, literally ‘King Charming’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Prince Charming