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Lolita

[ loh-lee-tuh ]
/ loʊˈli tə /
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noun

(italics) a novel (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov.
Also Lo·le·ta. a female given name, form of Charlotte or Dolores.

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Origin of Lolita

Sense “nymphet” after the novel's title character
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British Dictionary definitions for Lolita

Lolita
/ (ˌlɒˈliːtə) /

noun

a sexually precocious young girl

Word Origin for Lolita

C20: after the character in Nabokov's novel Lolita (1955)
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