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Definition of Familiar:

  1. A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
  2. An attendant demon or evil spirit.
  3. An intimate; a companion.
  4. Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
  5. Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
  6. Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
  7. Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
  8. Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.

Synonyms:

saucy, boyfriend, workaday, chap, flip, prevalent, boldfaced, humble, exotic, unvarnished, cuss, associate, sexual, presumptuous, confidential, buster, sassy, snippy, cheeky, strange, uppish, bold, sidekick, impudent, widespread, feller, prosaic, snippety, nervy, young man, courtesy, fresh, beau, love, homely, close, audacious, friendly, bud, wise, assumptive, blighter, fellow traveler, confidante, smart-alecky, chummy, bloke, knowledgeable, pert, dude, inner, contumelious, cozy, familiar spirit, internal, unsophisticated, assumptive, fella, versant, conversant, smart, unceremonious, malapert, versed, attitude, unusual, acquainted, brassy, well-known, native, fellow traveller, gent, uppity, insolent, simple, matter-of-fact, homespun, knowledge, brazen, presuming, pushy, brash, assuming, associate degree, lad, popular, public, impertinent, overconfident, informal, tight, plain, near, thick, forward, swain, confrere, natural.

Usage examples:

  • Somehow, she seems familiar.

    - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  • The name seemed familiar.

    - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
  • Now, what is there that's familiar about that voice?

    - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.