Definition of swain:
familiar, family man, fella, colleague, feller, macho man, sheik, male, lover, gentleman, lad, dude, young buck, comrade, chap, confrere, guy, man, old man, swell, wooer, fellow, buster, gallant, fashion plate, dandy, boy wonder, bloke, associate, blighter, gent, boy, suitor, boyfriend, young man, mate, cuss, fop, clotheshorse, beau, companion.
Presents are carried to the door of the fair one's lodge; if they are not accepted, there is an end to the matter, and the swain must look somewhere else; if they are taken in, other presents are returned, as a token of agreement.- "Monsieur Violet", Frederick Marryat.
- "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.