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The meaning of "son of a gun"

" Son of a gun "
Meaning:
A rogue.
Example:
He was always up to mischief at school - the real class son of a gun.
Where did it originate?:
Coined in the 1800s, in either the USA or Britain - no one is sure about the origin.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but rather old-fashioned.
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