Definition of Romeo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōmēˌō/


1 (plural Romeos) An attractive, passionate male seducer or lover.
Example sentences
  • Books were here way before movies, and ladies have been enthralled with certain Romeos for years.
  • His mobility is juxtaposed with the ‘ex-would-be Romeos, their wives, in-laws, and kids piled high’ into ‘cars with sputtering motors’.
  • ‘Well,’ she said, smiling, ‘we have ten Juliets, twelve Romeos and a lighting technician.’
ladies' man, Don Juan, Casanova, Lothario, womanizer, playboy, lover, seducer, philanderer, flirt;
informal ladykiller, stud, chick magnet, babe magnet, tomcat
2A code word representing the letter R, used in radio communication.


From the name of the hero of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

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Syllabification: Ro·me·o

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