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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name is from Spanish Lolita, diminutive of Lola, from the given name Dolores.

The noun derives from the name: see the etymology at lolita for details.

Proper nounEdit

Lolita

  1. A female given name.
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, Chapter 1
      She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

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NounEdit

Lolita (plural Lolitas)

  1. A situation resembling the plot of the novel Lolita, in which an adult man has an affair with a young girl.
    • 1976, Nancy Gager and Cathleen Schurr, Sexual Assault: Confronting Rape in America, page 49:
      Perhaps as social scientists grow more aware they will invent a male equivalent of the “Lolita” syndrome, and the dirty-old-man will be elevated to the “Horny Humbert” theory of male sexuality.
    • 1986, Roy Huss, The Mindscapes of Art, page 198:
      The counterpart of this problem in middle-aged men has been described by the second named, the Lolita Complex, bringing to mind Humbert Humbert’s lust for “nymphets” in Nabokov’s famous novel.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of lolita, a girl pursued sexually by an adult man, a nymphet.



LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1928. From Spanish Lolita. Character in the play Lolitas brīnumputns (1926) by Anna Brigadere.

Proper nounEdit

Lolita f

  1. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Lolita was the only given name of 1849 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lolita f

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Dolores.