- (sometimes lowercase) a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women.
Origin of Lothario
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Examples from the Web for lothario
Later, his turn as a lothario in the box office hit Crazy Stupid Love made him even more swoon-worthy.Rob Lowe: Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful
April 8, 2014
We have a fantasy that Don Draper is a lothario who can go out and get any woman that he wants.Mad Men's Slap-Happy Return
July 25, 2010
Despite its many beauties, it was even less successful than Lothario.Handel
Edward J. Dent
"Chaunge places with me, sir," cried the Lothario, officiously.Night and Morning, Complete
Is it to the average man who is known to be a Lothario in matters of sex?Sex=The Unknown Quantity
He had never been a Lothario,—had never thought himself to be gifted in that way.Is He Popenjoy?
Lothario, a gay deceiver; generally a heartless, brainless villain.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- (sometimes not capital) a rake, libertine, or seducer
Word Origin and History for lothario
masc. proper name, Italian form of Old High German Hlothari, Hludher (whence German Luther, French Lothaire), literally "famous warrior," from Old High German lut (see loud) + heri "host, army" (see harry (v.)). As a characteristic name for a lady-killer, 1756, from the name of the principal male character of Nicholas Rowe's "The Fair Penitent" (1703).