[ roh-mee-oh ]
/ ˈroʊ miˌoʊ /


the romantic lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
any man who is preoccupied with or has a reputation for amatory success with women.
a lover: She found her Romeo at a charity ball.
(used in communications to represent the letter R.)
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for romeo


/ (ˈrəʊmɪəʊ) /


plural -os an ardent male lover
communications a code word for the letter r

Word Origin for Romeo

from the hero of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594)
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Word Origin and History for romeo



"a lover, passionate admirer, seducer of women," 1766, from the name of the hero in Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" (1590s).

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