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Meaning of PARAMOUR

Pronunciation:  'paru`mûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman who cohabits with an important man
  2. [n]  a woman's lover

PARAMOUR is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: concubine, courtesan, doxy, fancy man, odalisque
 See Also: fancy woman, kept woman, lover, mistress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par"a*mour\, n. [F. par amour, lit., by or with love.
    See 2d {Par}, and {Amour}.]
    1. 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.
             The seducer appeared with dauntless front,
             accompanied by his paramour           --Macaulay.
    2. Love; gallantry. [Obs.] ``For paramour and jollity.''
  2. \Par"a*mour`\, Paramours \Par"a*mours`\, adv.
    By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes
    written as two words. [Obs.]
          For par amour, I loved her first ere thou. --Chaucer.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: admirer, adorer, amorist, Casanova, concubine, doxy, follower, infatuate, kept mistress, kept woman, lover, mistress, playmate, pursuer, suitor, unofficial wife, woman, wooer