cicisbeo

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EtymologyEdit

Italian cicisbeo

NounEdit

cicisbeo (plural cicisbeos or cicisbei)

  1. (18th century) A knightly servant of a high-born lady.
  2. A married woman's lover; a kept man.
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine
      Of course a cicisbeo is a normal enough figure in Alexandrian life, but things are going to become socially very boring for you if you go out with those two so much.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tʃi.tʃi.ˈzbɛ.o/
  • Rhymes: -ɛo
  • Hyphenation: ci‧ci‧sbè‧o

NounEdit

cicisbeo m (plural cicisbei)

  1. A cicisbeo.
Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 10:46