9 definitions by Monseignore Laszlo

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The converse of an anti-hero (i.e., a protagonist who isn't purely good or heroic), an anti-villain is an antagonist who isn't purely evil nor entirely unsympathetic -- a character who doesn't seem to deserve being cast as the villain, perhaps cast arbitrarily as the villain because they are not the focus of the story but merely present a foil to the central figure, who may be an antihero protagonist. Cf. scapegoat.
Magneto was an anti-villain because, while the X-Men were the protagonists who fought to defeat him and prevailed in the end, we can still respect and appreciate him for his motives and principles, however ill-considered his ruthless methods.
by Monseignore Laszlo July 23, 2006
A small item of everyday personal luggage, similar in size to a woman's purse except intended for use by a man, smaller than a briefcase or attache, carried by hand or by a shoulder strap (not belted nor belt-looped), and typically distinguishable from a woman's purse by having a tall, narrow, rectangular form-factor, rather than the short and wide shapes more typical of most women's purses.
"Let me gift-wrap this man-purse for you to present to that special gentleman, ma'am, since obviously a respectable woman like yourself wouldn't purchase such a masculine item for herself." (-paraphrased actual remark of a female shopkeeper in Amsterdam to an American shopper buying a tall, narrow purse)
by Monseignore Laszlo September 03, 2006
The converse of an anti-hero (i.e., a protagonist who isn't purely good or heroic), an anti-villain is an antagonist who isn't purely evil nor entirely unsympathetic -- a character who doesn't seem to deserve being cast as the villain, perhaps cast arbitrarily as the villain because they are not the focus of the story but merely present a foil to the central figure, who may be an antihero protagonist. Cf. scapegoat.
Magneto was an antivillain because, while the X-Men were the protagonists who fought to defeat him and prevailed in the end, we can still respect and appreciate him for his motives and principles, however ill-considered his ruthless methods.
by Monseignore Laszlo August 31, 2006
The negative of a "ta-da!" but with all the same self-impressed enthusiasm, for sleights of hand or mind which slyly accomplish nothing of the sort they seemed to at first -- i.e., a "ta-da!" combined with a "naaah."
From Reddit.com (7gwbw):

voltron013: From Hawaii you can see China.
7oby: but Japan is in the way?
GeoAtreides: No, Japan is hidden by earth's curvature, so he can see China. Ta-na!
by Monseignore Laszlo December 02, 2008
Unlike a confirmed bachelor who will never marry for whatever reason, an 'unconfirmed bachelor' is an older man who wants to marry and has long been seeking a female mate yet remained unsuccessful in that quest thus far.

Whereas being unmarried is not unusual for a man of a younger age, an unmarried man of a certain age may raise questions as to why he remains a bachelor, so calling him an 'unconfirmed bachelor' indicates he's not gay nor opposed to marriage, just unsuccessful thus far at finding a suitable mate.
Charlie Brown never talked to that Red Haired Girl and never found another that could hold a candle to her, so he grew old and died an unconfirmed bachelor.

That old dude? He's not divorced; I don't think he ever married. No, he's not gay, just an unconfirmed bachelor.
by Monseignore Laszlo March 02, 2010
Your boss' boss, or the next-higher manager/executive above the highest-level management on site.
Man, our shop's metaboss is such a seagull manager, hope he doesn't stick around long this time.

The metaboss wants our manager to fly out to Albuquerque for some week-long seminar.

Man, we SO lucked out to get a metaboss this time who isn't such a power tool.
by Monseignore Laszlo August 06, 2010
The male counterpart of lingerie, any article of men's underwear or loungewear which is somehow fancier or deliberately sexier than strictly necessary for basic, utilitarian undergarments.
I was surprised by just how much the ladies seem to love my mangerie, like that sheer-pouched thong, this silk robe, and especially my French-back yoke-front drawers, which are the only skivvies I've ever had literally ripped from my body by an exceedingly aroused woman -- which in retrospect was well worth the $25 it cost me to replace them!
by Monseignore Laszlo September 03, 2006
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