balletomane
noun Etymology: Russian baletoman, from balet ballet + -o- + -man, from maniya mania Date: 1930 a devotee of ballet • balletomania noun

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  • balletomane — alletomane n. a ballet enthusiast. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balletomane — [bə let′ə mān΄] n. [Fr < It balletto (see BALLET) + Fr manie, mania] a person enthusiastic about the ballet balletomania [bə΄let əmā′nē ə] n …   English World dictionary

  • balletomane — ballettomane ou balletomane [ baletɔman ] n. • 1921, fin XIXe; de ballet et mane ♦ Amateur de ballets. ● balletomane nom Personne passionnée pour le ballet. ⇒BALLETOMANE, adj. et subst. CHORÉGR. (Peu usité). Passionné de ballet  …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • balletomane — balletomania, n. /ba let euh mayn , beuh /, n. a ballet enthusiast. [1925 30; back formation from balletomania; see BALLET, O MANIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • balletomane — noun /bæˈlɛt.əˌmeɪn,bəˈlɛt.əˌmeɪn/ An enthusiastic ballet fan …   Wiktionary

  • balletomane — bal·let·o·mane || bælɪtəʊmeɪn n. person who loves ballet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • balletomane —    (bah leh toh MAYN) [back formation from French, ballet, and Greek, mania] A ballet enthusiast …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • balletomane — [ balɪtəʊˌmeɪn] noun a ballet enthusiast. Derivatives balletomania noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • balletomane — bal·let·o·mane …   English syllables

  • balletomane — bal•let•o•mane [[t]bæˈlɛt əˌmeɪn, bə [/t]] n. mad a ballet enthusiast • Etymology: 1925–30; back formation from balletomania bal•let o•ma′ni•a, n …   From formal English to slang

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