"lover," from name of shepherd lover in Sidney's "Arcadia" (begun 1580).
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Historical Examples of strephon
Behemoth was a Strephon, and he thought that he had found his Chloe.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
Strephon is in Parliament and carrying things with a high hand.The Standard Light Operas
And you—you were content to let me play Strephon to your Chloe.Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3
Augusta de Grasse Stevens
Then Iolanthe, still hiding her identity, pleads Strephon's cause.
His severe and sarcastic admonitions leave Strephon lamenting.