Lothario

Definitions

  • THE DISCOMFITURE OF A KITCHEN LOTHARIO
    THE DISCOMFITURE OF A KITCHEN LOTHARIO
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lothario a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lothario A gay seducer of women; a libertine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Lothario A jaunty libertine; a gay deceiver; a rake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lothario lō-thā′ri-ō a libertine, rake.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Name of a character in Rowe's drama, “The Fair Penitent.”
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Lothario, in Rowe's play, The Fair Penitent.

Usage

In literature:

The earl was quite a Lothario, whose delight was to win the love of women, and then to abandon them.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Can it be possible that here I have Bluebeard or Lothario?
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
Paul Armstrong was adjudged a Lothario of the wickeder sort, a purposed betrayer of hearts and destinies.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Smith was aforetime the Lothario gay.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Jones was no Lothario.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Indeed, at times he felt gorgeously, terrifically guilty, the gayest and blackest of black Lotharios.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
At last this young Lothario appeared among them again; but, as it happened, he came in company with Sir Thomas.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Thus was the defendant suddenly revealed as a Pecksniffian Lothario, and his pretence of philanthrophy after was shewn in its true colours.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
Fact is, you have been a regular gay Lothario.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
He himself had not the slightest intention of playing Lothario and of wrecking the peace of the Ducksmith household.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Lothario is still covering Clytie with his gaze.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Go down, thou false Lothario.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
Is it to the average man who is known to be a Lothario in matters of sex?
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
Thus gamblers so often die in poverty and Lotharios in loneliness.
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
The Modern Lothario is fortunate in having so competent and experienced a champion.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Or is he Lothario alive again?
"The Advocate" by Charles Heavysege
You have intelligence enough to see that I'm neither a gay Lothario nor a Don Juan.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
It was at least a platonic Paradise, where Lothario ventured at his peril.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sometimes the gay Lothario, to use the phrase of the newspapers, is nineteen, sometimes ninety.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
On one occasion a gay Mormon Lothario gained access to a young ladies' seminary.
"The Art of Amusing" by Frank Bellew
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In poetry:

He warned her 'gainst seductive youths in scarlet clad and gold,
As much as 'gainst the blandishments paternal of the old;
But kept his gravest warnings for (hereby the ditty hangs)
That snowy-haired Lothario, Lieutenant-General Bangs.
"A Code of Morals" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Lothario Gerard Butler is trying to woo gorgeous Kazakhstani billionaire Goga Ashkenazi .
Australian musical Lothario Donny Benét just released a music video for the title track of his new album, Don't Hold Back.
"Being a noted Lothario, people often ask me for sex advice, but guys, if you truly want to win over a woman the real key is the cuddle, " he explains in a sultry voice.
The British lothario has allowed viewers to see him at his worst, when he was in his 20's holed up in a dingy London apartment at the peak of his struggles.
Could a chemical actually make someone fall in love—not merely infatuation or lust, but lasting love, the kind that forms the foundation of marriages and turns two-timing Lotharios into faithful spouses.
He's an unlikely Lothario to these randy biddies, and their song-and-dance number featuring tap-dancing walkers is a corny hoot.
Damon will never find a drinking buddy as great as Alaric was, but The Vampire Diaries ' smoldering lothario is going to have to find a new wingman at some point, right.
We asked lothario JCB (much more attractive than a tractor) as many questions as we could in 60 seconds, here are the results.
Who can resist the suave feline Lothario with the fancy plumed hat, the eponymous character in Puss in Boots.
Randy was the local wild Lothario sloth who'd rock up looking for some action any time one of the sanctuary's female sloths went into heat.
The 'Arthur' actor had a reputation as a bad boy and lothario before marrying pop singer Katy last October, and admits he felt ready to settle down.
He spent his days around teenage Lotharios wooing the daughters of customers and knuckleheads doing handstands on grocery carts.
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