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
- ‘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’.’
- ‘A few ramshackle benches can be seen occupied by modern Romeos and Juliets coming all the way from the depressed areas.’
- ‘Some roadside Romeos thought it would be easier for them to approach the girls out in the open and they did.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There must to be something in it to make Romeos and Juliets out of normal people.’
- ‘‘Well,’ she said, smiling, ‘we have ten Juliets, twelve Romeos and a lighting technician.’’
- ‘Books were here way before movies, and ladies have been enthralled with certain Romeos for years.’
- ‘Every cut is a generic accounting of personal-pronoun Romeos and the ubiquitous ‘you’ they pine for.’
- ‘Two men were overheard talking about the infidelities of an office Romeo.’
- ‘If star-crossed Romeos think of their moon-faced Juliets every time they look skywards, why not the man on the street.’
- ‘But this was a Romeo not even Shakespeare could envision.’
- ‘‘Now all we have to do is wait for the Romeos to get here,’ she said.’
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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