lasslorn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

lass +‎ lorn

AdjectiveEdit

lasslorn (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Forsaken by one's lass or mistress.
    • c. 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act IV, Scene 1, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, London, 1623,[1]
      [] thy broome-groues;
      Whose shadow the dismissed Batchelor loues,
      Being lasse-lorne:
    • 1845, George M. Horton, “To Miss Tempe” in The Poetical Works of George M. Horton, Hillsborough, North Carolina: D. Heartt, p. 91,[2]
      Bless’d hope, when Tempe takes her last long flight,
      And leaves her lass-lorn lover to complain,
      Like Luna mantling o’er the brow of night,
      Thy glowing wing dispels the gloom of pain.
    • 1851, Hartley Coleridge, “Notes on British Poets” in Essays and Marginalia, London: Moxon, Volume 2, p. 92,[3]
      I suspect Lord Hervey to have been a handsome man, and a favourite with the ladies—perhaps a beau garçon;—keen aggravations of an offence in the eyes of the ugly, the diminutive, the lass-lorn, and the unfashionable.
    • 1897, Amelia E. Barr, The King’s Highway, New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., Chapter 14, p. 324,[4]
      “Don’t be absurd, Steve! And for Heaven’s sake don’t look so lackadaisical and lasslorn.”