Franion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Franion A paramour; a loose woman; also, a gay, idle fellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n franion An idle, dissolute fellow; a paramour or boon companion; a gay or dissolute person of either sex. See first extract under frank, adjective, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Franion fran′yun (Spens.) a paramour: a boon-companion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. from F. fainéant, an idler
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Origin uncertain.