Word History


Spanish, from Dulcinea del Toboso, beloved of Don Quixote

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dulcinea was in 1748

Dictionary Entries Near dulcinea

Cite this Entry

“Dulcinea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dulcinea. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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