only son

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only son (plural only sons)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see only,‎ son.
    He was the only son to go to college.
  2. A sole male child among multiple siblings.
    • 1991 November 18, Alessandra Stanley, “The Symbols Spawned by a Killing”, New York Times:
      Mr. Doyle, an only son, grew up with the undivided attention of affectionate parents and two doting sisters.

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