Definition of cicisbeo in English:

cicisbeo

Line breaks: ci¦cis|beo
Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪtʃɪzˈbeɪəʊ/

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noun (plural cicisbei or cicisbeos)

  • A married woman’s male companion or lover.

Origin

early 18th century: Italian, of unknown origin.

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