- The First Cause.
- A being created for the purpose of voting.
- Any one with an allowance that is occasionally paid, but which can't be collected.
- A pet, a plaything, a scullion, a thing to die for, or a thing to kill.
- A being to get rid of or to secure--to run away from, or with, as the case may be.
- Among the Ancients, a slave, a chattel; among the Moderns, a financial swashbuckler.
Synonyms: Sphinx, Devil, Angel, Liar, Spendthrift.