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another name for Taiwan which also means the butterfly kingdom.
Guy1:Where are you from?
Guy2:Formosa
Guy1:And where's that?
Guy2:Taiwan
Guy1:Oh okay, i got it
by therealK April 14, 2009
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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A very prestigious Mediterranean family tree where wealth and old money passes down the line. Formosa's are usually haunted by their own vanity.

Today, most Formosans reside in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom but can be found all over the world.

Formosa also means "beautiful" in Portuguese.
Formosa! Wow, I know your uncle! Can I have some money if I compliment you?
by weirdo95 May 01, 2020
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