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Romeo

[ roh-mee-oh ]
/ ˈroʊ miˌoʊ /
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noun
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for Romeo

Romeo
/ (ˈrəʊmɪəʊ) /

noun
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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