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Gay Deceiver (A)

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A Lothario (q.v.); a libertine.

“I immediately quitted the precincts of the castle, and posted myself on the high road, where the gay deceiver was sure to be intercepted on his return.”—Le Sage: Adventures of Gil Blas (Smollett’s translation). (1749.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Gaunt (g hard)
Gauntgrim (g hard)
Gauntlet (g hard)
Gautama (g hard)
Gautier and Garguille (French)
Gauvaine or Gawain
Gavelkind (g hard)
Gawain (g hard)
Gawrey (g hard)
Gay (g hard)
Gay Deceiver (A)
Gay Girl
Gaze
Gaze-hound
Gazette
Gazetted (g hard)
Gaznivides
Gear (g hard)
Gee-up! and Gee-woo!
Geese (g hard)
Gehenna (Hebrew, g hard)