Simple Definition of suitor
: a man who wants to marry a particular woman
: a company that wants to take over another company
Full Definition of suitor
1 : one that petitions or entreats
2 : a party to a suit at law
3 : one who courts a woman or seeks to marry her
4 : one who seeks to take over a business
Examples of suitor
He was her most persistent suitor, and she eventually agreed to marry him.
An unwanted suitor is buying up the company's stock.
Origin of suitor
Middle English sutour, suytour, follower, petitioner, from Anglo-French siuter, suytour, from Latin secutor follower, from sequi to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 15th century
SUITOR Defined for Kids
Definition of suitor
: a man who tries to get a woman to marry him
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