Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who seduces or attempts to seduce women as a matter of habit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A jaunty libertine; a gay deceiver; a rake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A gay seducer of women; a libertine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man whose chief interest is seducing women.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Lothario, a character in The Fair Penitent, a play by English dramatist and poet Nicholas Rowe (1674–1718).]

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Lothario, seducer in the play The Fair Penitent (1703) by Nicholas Rowe

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • As to who the man might be, that's no matter; one Lothario is as good as another for my purpose. '

    Belinda

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Economic Times

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Part 13

  • 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.

    Don Quixote

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