Definition of Prince Charming in English:

Prince Charming

Pronunciation /prins ˈCHärmiNG/ /prɪns ˈtʃɑrmɪŋ/

proper noun

  • A fairy-tale hero in King Charming or Prince Charming by James Robinson Planché (1796–1880). The name was later adopted for the hero of various fairy-tale pantomimes.

noun

  • An ideal male lover who is both handsome and of admirable character.

    ‘I'm not looking for Prince Charming’
    ‘she had found her Prince Charming’
    • ‘After several weeks of instruction five finalists will be flown to London, England, to complete their training, meet a Prince Charming, receive a prize package fit for a Queen and be crowned Australian Princess.’
    • ‘He is quite a Prince Charming and this is a love story with a happy ending.’
    • ‘‘Yup, I think I'm done with Prince Charming,’ I sighed, thinking back to that oh-so-fine day if Lawrence asked me if I'd fall for a Prince Charming.’
    • ‘While she has no illusions about being saved by a Prince Charming, she chooses to date a gringo from school, the well-meaning Jimmy, a practical, sensible choice.’
    • ‘‘Grace really looks like a damsel in distress… and with a Prince Charming Brian kissing her,’ Debbie whispered to Aloysius as they watched.’
    • ‘That title was prophetic, for of all the struggling towns in the Hudson River Valley with huge vacant factories to spare, it was Beacon that found a Prince Charming in the Dia Art Foundation.’
    • ‘‘Yes,’ Alcamay said as he tried to act like a Prince Charming.’
    • ‘He was a man from a fairy tale- a Prince Charming, really- and he was at my house.’
    • ‘His appearance was very rugged, with messy dirty blonde hair, uneven tanned skin and yet, he was like a Prince Charming appearing from nowhere.’
    • ‘Cinderella can't go to a ball without a Prince Charming, or it doesn't mean anything, and no man I had ever seen was that kind of person.’
    • ‘It's the idea that girls get that somewhere there's a knight in shining armor or a Prince Charming searching for her to ride her away on his white steed.’
    • ‘In moments like these, I closed my eyes and cried… daydreaming about a Prince Charming that would come and save me.’
    • ‘She's a dreamer as well, she wants to find a Prince Charming.’
    • ‘He was all what a Prince Charming was supposed to be and I think it was the effect of the moon, but I found myself in love.’
    • ‘She had to forcibly remind herself that she wasn't looking for a Prince Charming to come rescue her.’
    • ‘I hoped for it, I dreamt of a Prince Charming sweeping me off my feet in a white horse.’
    • ‘I'm tellin’ ya, Alex is going to thank me when she realizes I've spared her the pain of dating, and matched her off to this Prince Charming.’
    • ‘‘What if you're invited to a Winter Ball and some Prince Charming comes up to you and ask you to dance - you can't say, ‘No, I can't because I can't dance!’’
    • ‘Among ballet dancers this is known as ‘ugly-sister syndrome ‘- a fear that the sight of their battered feet will make any Prince Charming run a mile.’’
    • ‘And maybe, just maybe, one day some Prince Charming would come along and sweep her off her feet.’

Origin

Partial translation of French Roi Charmant, literally ‘King Charming’.

Pronunciation

Prince Charming

/prins ˈCHärmiNG/ /prɪns ˈtʃɑrmɪŋ/