- Gio·van·ni Ja·co·po [jaw-vahn-nee yah-kaw-paw] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/, 1725–98, Italian adventurer and writer.
- a man with a reputation for having many amorous adventures; rake; Don Juan.
Examples from the Web for casanova
His memoirs led Campagnol to a convent at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, where Mr. Casanova had a lover.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion
September 14, 2014
Legendary Italian seducer Casanova is rumored to have eaten more than fifty oysters a day to boost his sexual prowess.Seduce Like a Writer: How 7 Famous Scribes Wooed
Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt
February 13, 2014
The Spanish star plays a sociopath in his cinematic reunion with Pedro Almodóvar—and a Casanova feline in Puss in Boots.Antonio Banderas’s Homecomings
Maria Elena Fernandez
October 11, 2011
There have always been some people who had far more sex partners than others (historically, Casanova; today, Tiger Woods).Does Your Sex Number Matter?
Debby Herbenick PhD
September 30, 2011
Bettina von Hase reports from the Ridotto, where Casanova once roamed.A Night in Venice With The Daily Beast
Bettina Von Hase
June 4, 2009
Nor did Casanova allow these questions to harass his mind to-day.
Casanova's first impulse was to throw the contents of his glass in Lorenzi's face.
Casanova signified his refusal with an exaggerated but courtly gesture.
"We are all religious in our several ways," said Casanova civilly.
"I fear that will be quite impossible," said Casanova with decision.
- Giovanni Jacopo (dʒoˈvanni ˈjaːkopo). 1725–98, Italian adventurer noted for his Mémoires, a vivid account of his sexual adventures and of contemporary society
- any man noted for his amorous adventures; a rake
Word Origin and History for casanova
"man of carnal adventures, connoisseur of seduction," 1888, from Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seignalt (1725-1798), the infamous debaucher. His name could be Englished as Jacob Jerome Newhouse, which is somewhat less romantic.