Definition of Cicisbeo

1. n. A professed admirer of a married woman; a dangler about women.



Definition of Cicisbeo

1. Noun. (context: 18th century) A knightly servant of a high-born lady. ¹

2. Noun. A married woman's lover; a kept man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cicisbeo

1. a lover of a married woman [n -BEI or -BEOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicisbeo

cicely
cicerone
cicerones
ciceroni
ciceros
cichlid
cichlid fish
cichlids
cichloid
cichoraceous
cichoric acid
cicinnus
cicisbei
cicisbeism
cicisbeisms
cicisbeo (current term)
cicisbeos
ciclaton
ciclatons
ciclatoun
ciclatouns
ciclopirox olamine
ciclosporin
ciclosporins
ciconine
cicoree
cicorees
cicurate
cicurated
cicurates

Literary usage of Cicisbeo

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1. A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
"Fr.—"Formerly." "Ci-devant philosophers," that is, "Philosophers of other days, former philosophers." cicisbeo. Ital.—"A dangler after a lady, lady-dangler ..."

2. The Queen of the Adriatic: Or, Venice, Past & Present by William Henry Davenport Adams (1869)
"... the peculiar institution of the cicisbeo, or the cavaliere servente—-two characters which figured conspicuously in Venice for three centuries, ..."

3. Florence, the New Capital of Italy by Charles Richard Weld (1867)
"... Florence—Marriages—How managed—A Servile cicisbeo—A Story of an Establishment at Turin—Masked and Fancy Balls—Fanciful Costumes—A Bacchante—Receptions ..."

4. 'Mann' and Manners at the Court of Florence, 1740-1786: Founded on the by Doran (John) (1876)
"Husband and wife dined together invariably ; the presence of the cicisbeo then would have been an anachronism. But the faithful cavaliere servente presented ..."

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