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Romeo

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(Adult / Slang)
1. The romantic lover in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . Romeo is the gallant, charming, handsome, and well-regarded son of the Montagues.

2. Any ardent male lover.

3. A ladies' man; a man who has (amatory) success with women; an erotocrat. See ladies' man and philanderer for synonyms.

4. Can easily and is often turned into an insult: ' tired/runned-down/old/off-beat/geriatric/fiftyish Romeo.'
-- ' Rummage-sale Romeo ' From the movie Bombshell (1933)
-- ' Moth-eaten Romeo ' From A Day at the Races (1937)
-- ' Desert Romeo ' From Bowery Buckaroos (1947)
-- ' Sawed-off Romeo ' From Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
-- ' Middle-aged Romeo ' From There's a Girl in my Soup (1970)
-- ' Two-bit country club Romeo ' From Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)



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