cicisbeism

cicisbeism

[chee-chiz-bey-iz-uhm or, older use, si-sis-bee-]
noun
the social custom of having a cicisbeo, as practiced especially in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Origin:
1735–45; < Italian cicisbeismo. See cicisbeo, -ism

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