Definition of Romeo in English:



  • 1An attractive, passionate male seducer or lover.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some roadside Romeos thought it would be easier for them to approach the girls out in the open and they did.’
    • ‘A few ramshackle benches can be seen occupied by modern Romeos and Juliets coming all the way from the depressed areas.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If star-crossed Romeos think of their moon-faced Juliets every time they look skywards, why not the man on the street.’
    • ‘Books were here way before movies, and ladies have been enthralled with certain Romeos for years.’
    • ‘His mobility is juxtaposed with the ‘ex-would-be Romeos, their wives, in-laws, and kids piled high’ into ‘cars with sputtering motors’.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two men were overheard talking about the infidelities of an office Romeo.’
    • ‘Every cut is a generic accounting of personal-pronoun Romeos and the ubiquitous ‘you’ they pine for.’
    • ‘This number is popular with the roadside Romeos even today.’
    ladies' man, don juan, casanova, lothario, womanizer, playboy, lover, seducer, philanderer, flirt
    wolf, ladykiller, stud, skirt-chaser
    gay dog
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  • 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.