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Casanova

[kaz-uh-noh-vuh, kas-; Italian kah-sah-naw-vah] /ˌkæz əˈnoʊ və, ˌkæs-; Italian ˌkɑ sɑˈnɔ vɑ/
noun
1.
Giovanni Jacopo
[jaw-vahn-nee yah-kaw-paw] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/ (Show IPA),
1725–98, Italian adventurer and writer.
2.
a man with a reputation for having many amorous adventures; rake; Don Juan.
Related forms
Casanovanic
[kaz-uh-noh-van-ik, kas-] /ˌkæz ə noʊˈvæn ɪk, ˌkæs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for giovanni casanova

Casanova

/ˌkæsəˈnəʊvə/
noun
1.
Giovanni Jacopo (dʒoˈvanni ˈjaːkopo). 1725–98, Italian adventurer noted for his Mémoires, a vivid account of his sexual adventures and of contemporary society
2.
any man noted for his amorous adventures; a rake
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Word Origin and History for giovanni casanova

Casanova

n.

"man of carnal adventures, connoisseur of seduction," 1888, from Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seignalt (1725-1798), the infamous debaucher. His name could be Englished as Jacob Jerome Newhouse, which is somewhat less romantic.

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Slang definitions & phrases for giovanni casanova

Casanova

noun

A ladies' man and seducer; lover-boy: Do ravish me, you wicked casanova you

[1880s+; fr the name of Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, 1725–98, a writer and legendary debaucher]


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