Definition of Romeo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊmɪəʊ


1 (plural Romeos) An attractive, passionate male seducer or lover: I saw her heading out the door with some rug-chested young Romeo
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  • 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.’
informal , dated gay dog
archaic gallant


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

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