One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An attractive, passionate male seducer or lover.‘I saw her heading out the door with some rug-chested young Romeo’
ladies' man, don juan, casanova, lothario, womanizer, playboy, lover, seducer, philanderer, flirtView synonyms
- ‘‘Well,’ she said, smiling, ‘we have ten Juliets, twelve Romeos and a lighting technician.’’
- ‘Many young Malayali women said that they felt much safer in Gujarat or Mumbai and hated coming to Kerala because a simple stroll down the street would mean putting up with lewd, obnoxious remarks from roadside Romeos.’
- ‘At a time of the year when would-be Romeos are encouraged to send sweet missives of hearts and flowers, he once sent its own brand of Valentine.’
- ‘A few ramshackle benches can be seen occupied by modern Romeos and Juliets coming all the way from the depressed areas.’
- ‘‘Now all we have to do is wait for the Romeos to get here,’ she said.’
- ‘Every cut is a generic accounting of personal-pronoun Romeos and the ubiquitous ‘you’ they pine for.’
- ‘If star-crossed Romeos think of their moon-faced Juliets every time they look skywards, why not the man on the street.’
- ‘Two men were overheard talking about the infidelities of an office Romeo.’
- ‘Books were here way before movies, and ladies have been enthralled with certain Romeos for years.’
- ‘Her struggles are mighty and many, including daring to see if it's brunettes who really have more fun and conjuring up romantic Romeos in the form of a hastily summoned person.’
- ‘This number is popular with the roadside Romeos even today.’
- ‘His mobility is juxtaposed with the ‘ex-would-be Romeos, their wives, in-laws, and kids piled high’ into ‘cars with sputtering motors’.’
- ‘Some roadside Romeos thought it would be easier for them to approach the girls out in the open and they did.’
- ‘There must to be something in it to make Romeos and Juliets out of normal people.’
- ‘But this was a Romeo not even Shakespeare could envision.’
2A code word representing the letter R, used in radio communication.
From the name of the hero of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
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