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Lothario

[loh-thair-ee-oh] /loʊˈθɛər iˌoʊ/
noun, plural Lotharios.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women.
Origin
after the young seducer in Nicholas Rowe's play The Fair Penitent (1703)
Synonyms
Don Juan, Romeo, Casanova.
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Lothario

/ləʊˈθɑːrɪˌəʊ/
noun (pl) -os
1.
(sometimes not capital) a rake, libertine, or seducer
Word Origin
C18: after a seducer in Nicholas Rowe's tragedy The Fair Penitent (1703)
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Word Origin and History for Lothario
lothario
"lady-killer," 1756, from principal male character of Nicholas Rowe's "The Fair Penitent" (1703). The name is the It. form of O.H.G. Hlothari, Hludher (whence Ger. Luther), lit. "famous warrior," from O.H.G. lut (see loud) + heri "host, army."
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