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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A man who is a passionate lover or seducer.
After Romeo, the hero in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. While Shakespeare's play popularized it, the story itself originated in folklore and is much older. Earliest documented use: 1566.
"The square's scribes were once famous as stand-in Romeos, writing love letters. Sometimes, the same scribe would find himself handling both sides of the correspondence for a courting pair."
The Scribes' Lament; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 20, 2008.
See more usage examples of romeo in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages. -Isak Dinesen (pen name of Karen Blixen), author (1885-1962)
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