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prodigal sonnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a man or ​boy who has ​left his ​family in ​order to do something that the ​familydisapprove of and has now ​returnedhomefeelingsorry for what he has done: figurative The ​prodigalson has ​returned to the ​team after a three-year ​absence.
(Definition of prodigal son from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prodigal son”
in Chinese (Simplified) 回头的浪子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回頭的浪子…
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