amorist

amorist
noun Date: 1581 1. a devotee of love and especially sexual love ; gallant 2. one who writes about romantic love • amoristic adjective

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  • Amorist — Am o*rist, n. [L. armor love. See {Amorous}.] A lover; a gallant. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] It was the custom for an amorist to impress the name of his mistress in the dust, or upon the damp earth, with letters fixed upon his shoe. Southey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amorist — [am′ə rist] n. [L amor, love + IST1] a person much occupied with love and lovemaking …   English World dictionary

  • amorist — amoristic, adj. /am euhr ist/, n. 1. a person who is devoted to love and lovemaking. 2. a person who writes about love. [1575 85; < L amor love + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • amorist — noun a) Someone who is in love. b) Someone who writes about love …   Wiktionary

  • amorist — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A man amorously attentive to women: Casanova, Don Juan, gallant, lady s man, Lothario, Romeo. See SEX …   English dictionary for students

  • amorist — am·o·rist || æmÉ™rɪst n. one who is devoted to love or love making; writer of love stories; a Don Juan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amorist — [ amərɪst] noun a person who is in love or who writes about love. Origin C16: from L. amor or Fr. amour love + ist …   English new terms dictionary

  • amorist — am·or·ist …   English syllables

  • amorist — am•o•rist [[t]ˈæm ər ɪst[/t]] n. a person who is devoted to love or writes about love • Etymology: 1575–85; < L amor love + ist …   From formal English to slang

  • amorist — /ˈæmərəst/ (say amuhruhst) noun 1. a lover; a gallant. 2. someone who writes about love. 3. someone who seeks sexual experiences. {Latin amor love + ist} –amorism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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