A person's male lover:‘her days were spent dallying with her inamorato’
- ‘As for the nomadic spirit of the poet, I remember wresting my partner away from an accountant inamorato, donkeys ago, telling her she'd live the romantic rover's life with me.’
- ‘In her novel, Lapierre picks up on this and Richard Symonds's remark that Lanier was ‘inamorato di Artemisia Gentileschi,’ to construct a passionate affair between Lanier and Artemisia.’
Late 16th century: Italian, literally enamoured, past participle of the verb inamorare (now innamorare), based on Latin amor love.
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