afternoon man
   a debauchee
   He is supposed not to be an early-riser:
    They are a company of giddy-heads, afternoon men. (R. Burton, c.1621)
   Probably obsolete despite its use by Anthony Powell in the title of his 1933 novel.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Afternoon, a story — is a work of electronic literature written in 1987 by American author Michael Joyce. It was published by Eastgate Systems in 1990 and is known as the first hypertext fiction. Afternoon was first offered to the public as a demonstration of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Man v. Food (season 1) — Man v. Food Season 1 Season 1 DVD Cover Country of origin USA No. of episodes …   Wikipedia

  • Man Facing Southeast — Directed by Eliseo Subiela Produced by Luján Pflaum Hugo E. Lauría …   Wikipedia

  • Afternoon (play) — Afternoon is a feminist play written in 1883 by Ouida. It features a man, Earl L Estrange, who marries a peasant girl, Claire Glyon. L Estrange grows disillusioned with her and it seems she drowned herself. However, twenty years later he falls in …   Wikipedia

  • Afternoon Off — is a 1979 television play by Alan Bennett. Broadcast under the umbrella title Six Plays by Alan Bennett it was produced for London Weekend Television and directed by Stephen Frears. The screenplay was published by Faber in 1984.ynopsisLee, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Afternoon Delight (Arrested Development episode) — Infobox Arrested Development episode episode name = Afternoon Delight episode no = 2AJD06 airdate = December 19th, 2004 writer = Abraham Higginbotham and Chuck Martin director = Jason Bateman on the next = The Blue Man Group finally calls for… …   Wikipedia

  • Afternoon Records — infobox record label image bg = white founded = 2003 founder = Ian Anderson country = US location = Minneapolis, Minnesota genre = Indie rock url = http://www.afternoonrecords.comAfternoon Records is an independent record label based in… …   Wikipedia

  • man — man1 W1S1 [mæn] n plural men [men] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(male person)¦ 2¦(strong/brave)¦ 3¦(person)¦ 4¦(people)¦ 5¦(worker)¦ 6¦(particular kind of man)¦ 7 man! 8¦(soldier)¦ 9¦(husband)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Man engine — The operation of a double acting man engine A man engine is a mechanism of reciprocating ladders and stationary platforms installed in mines to assist the miners’ journeys to and from the working levels. It was invented in Germany in the 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • Man on the Flying Trapeze — For the song, see The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. Man on the Flying Trapeze Theatrical release poster Directed by Cl …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”