Definition of Fauntleroy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôn(t)ləˌroi/
(also Little Lord Fauntleroy)


An excessively well-mannered or elaborately dressed young boy.
Example sentences
  • It's like working with a covey of Little Lord Fauntleroys.
  • Now I'm beginning to sound like Little Lord Fauntleroy!


From the name of the boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).

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Syllabification: Faun·tle·roy

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