from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man who seduces women.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man whose chief interest is seducing women.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gay seducer of women; a libertine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jaunty libertine; a gay deceiver; a rake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
Take a Lothario from the swinging sixties and thrust him into a future completely changed, not at all like the world he envisioned he was saving during the Sexual Revolution.
As to who the man might be, that's no matter; one Lothario is as good as another for my purpose. '
I find it interesting that most online etymologists track the use of the word Lothario back to a 1703 play without giving much credence to this earlier character.
Marquis of Cypriani, alias Lothario, come to greet him with loud acclamations of joy, which grow still louder, when he presents to them his daughter Sperata and Wilhelm, her chosen husband.
A Lothario is a man who regularly seduces women, or someone who is seen as deeply attractive to women, even if he chooses not to pursue them.
Camilla was all invention and falsehood, and to ascertain if it were so, he came out, and calling Lothario aside asked him what news he had and in what humour Camilla was.
He was at best defined as a Lothario _ at worst, a cad.
He was at best defined as a Lothario - at worst, a cad.
'Lothario' is the single word inscription that I plan to have on my headstone.
Actually I said "Lothario" the other day, I really did!