Paramour
Paramour Par"a*mour`, Paramours Par"a*mours`, adv. By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

For par amour, I loved her first ere thou. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(in a bad sense), / ,


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