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par·a·mour

 (păr′ə-mo͝or′)
n.
A lover, especially a lover of a person who is married to someone else.

[Middle English, from par amour, by way of love, passionately, from Anglo-Norman : par, by (from Latin per; see per in Indo-European roots) + amour, love (from Latin amor, from amāre, to love).]

paramour

(ˈpærəˌmʊə)
n
1. chiefly derogatory a lover, esp an adulterous woman
2. an archaic word for beloved2
[C13: from Old French, literally: through love]

par•a•mour

(ˈpær əˌmʊər)

n.
1. an illicit lover.
2. any lover.
[1250–1300; Middle English, from the phrase par amour by or through love < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paramour - a woman's lover
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
2.paramour - a woman who cohabits with an important manparamour - a woman who cohabits with an important man
kept woman, mistress, fancy woman - an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
odalisque - a woman slave in a harem

paramour

noun (Old-fashioned) lover, mistress, beau, concubine, courtesan, kept woman, fancy man (slang), fancy woman (slang), inamorata, fancy bit (slang), inamorato the president's alleged paramour

paramour

noun
A person's regular sexual partner:
Translations

paramour

[ˈpærəmʊəʳ] N (liter) → amante mf, querido/a m/f

paramour

n (old)Liebhaber m, → Buhle mf (old); (hum) (= man)Hausfreund m (hum); (= woman)Geliebte f
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