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[in-am-uh-rah-toh, in-am-]
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noun, plural in·am·o·ra·tos.
  1. a man who loves or is loved; male sweetheart or lover.
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Origin of inamorato

1585–95; < Italian innamorato, masculine past participle of innamorare to inflame with love. See enamor
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noun plural -tos or -ti (-ti)
  1. a man with whom one is in love; a male lover
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Word Origin

C16: from Italian innamorato, innamorata, from innamorare to cause to fall in love, from amore love, from Latin amor
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Word Origin and History for inamorato


1892, masc. of inamorata (q.v.).

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