amorist

noun
am·​or·​ist | \ ˈa-mə-rist How to pronounce amorist (audio) \

Definition of amorist

1 : a devotee of love and especially sexual love : gallant
2 : one who writes about romantic love

Other Words from amorist

amoristic \ ˌa-​mə-​ˈri-​stik How to pronounce amorist (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of amorist

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amorist

Latin amor "love" + -ist entry 1 — more at amour

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“Amorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amorist. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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