- A proverb.
- a good example.
- A person used for instance, either favorably or negatively; person who has grown to become a byword for just about any remarkable high quality.
- an extraordinary or wonderful character.
- A family outcast; bastard.
- An accidental bit of fortune; a delightful stroke of chance or dexterity.
- a naughty person (usually put on youngsters); an awkward figure.
- a normal youngster.