Definitions for paramourˈpær əˌmʊər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•a•mourˈpær əˌmʊər(n.)

  1. an illicit lover.

  2. any lover.

Origin of paramour:

1250–1300; ME, from the phrase par amour by or through love < OF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fancy man, paramour(noun)

    a woman's lover

  2. concubine, courtesan, doxy, paramour(noun)

    a woman who cohabits with an important man


  1. paramour(Noun)

    An illicit lover, either male or female.

  2. paramour(Adverb)

    Of loving etc.: passionately, out of sexual desire; devotedly.

  3. Origin: From par amor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paramour(noun)

    a lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; -- used of a man or a woman

  2. Paramour(noun)

    love; gallantry

  3. Paramour(adverb)

    alt. of Paramours

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