Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Word of the Day: Lothario

Pronunciation: \lō-ˈther-ē-ˌō, -ˈthär-\

Inflected Form(s): plural lotharios

Usage: often capitalized

Etymology: Lothario, seducer in the play The Fair Penitent (1703) by Nicholas Rowe

Date: 1756
Definition: a man whose chief interest is seducing women

This word came via freerice.com where you can answer vocabulary questions to gain free rice which correlates to rice donated to the United Nations Food Program (so go play it often). What's even better about this though is the photo that Google Images delivered (and many others were really NSFW - try it when you're at home...Wow). This guy is a bit whacky.