Words at Play : Top 10 Words for Valentine's Day

#7: Casanova

Definition:

lover, especially a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover

Example:

"In stepped [Justin] Bieber, with his mop of hair and an impish personality that seems to be part Dennis the Menace and part teenage Casanova." – Andy Downing, Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2010

About the word:

In the 1700s, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was a spy, a clergyman, a gambler, and apparently a man of charm. He was also a writer. His autobiographical musings about his more than 100 lovers made his name a byword for a man who loves too much.

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