paramour


par·amour

noun \ˈpa-rə-ˌmr\

: a person with whom someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship and especially a secret or improper relationship

Full Definition of PARAMOUR

:  an illicit lover

Examples of PARAMOUR

  1. And faster than you can say You've got mail! he fell hard for his unseen paramour. —Kipp Cheng, Entertainment Weekly, 23 Oct. 1998

Origin of PARAMOUR

Middle English, from par amour for the sake of love, willingly, from Anglo-French par amur
First Known Use: 14th century

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