Lo·​li·​ta lō-ˈlē-tə How to pronounce Lolita (audio)
: a precociously seductive girl

Word History


from Lolita, character in the novel Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lolita was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Lolita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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