light-of-love
Light-o'-love Light"-o'-love` (l[imac]t"[-o]-l[u^]v`), n. 1. An old tune of a dance, the name of which made it a proverbial expression of levity, especially in love matters. --Nares. ``Best sing it to the tune of light-o'-love.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A light or wanton woman; a woman inconstant in love. Called also {light-of-love}. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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