Feature Word: Son of a Gun

Definition:

A rascal; a scamp

Description:

During 1800’s prostitutes that would come on board the ships would give birth between the cannons. These non-crew members were called “son of a guns”

Source:

History Channel - Great Ships

Chauvinistic

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Definition:

a man who treats women with little respect.

Description:

Chauvin was a soldier in the French Army during Napoleon’s time. He was know as the most nationalistic soldier in the French army.
People began to associate his name with nationalism and patriotism.
The Americans later used the term to describe the snobby French who believed that their country was better than others.
It eventually was perverted to the meaning today.

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