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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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