Synonyms of lover in English:


See definition of lover


1‘sometimes I think she had a secret lover’


boyfriend, girlfriend, man friend, woman friend, lady friend, lady-love, beau, loved one, beloved, love, darling, sweetheart

mistress, paramour, other man, other woman

partner, significant other

inamorata, inamorato

informal bit on the side, bit of fluff, toy boy, fancy man, fancy woman, sugar daddy, bird, fella

British informal boyf, girlf

archaic swain, concubine, doxy, leman, courtesan

rare cicisbeo

2‘he was a great lover of country sports’


devotee, admirer, fan, enthusiast, aficionado, follower, supporter, fanatic, addict, hound

informal buff, freak, nut