Romeo:1. The romantic lover in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . Romeo is the gallant , charming, handsome , and well-regarded son of the Montagues.
2. Any ardent male lover .
4. Can easily and is often turned into an insult: ' tired/runned-down/old/off-beat/geriatric/fiftyish Romeo .'
-- ' Rummage-sale Romeo ' From the movie Bombshell (1933)
-- ' Moth-eaten Romeo ' From A Day at the Races (1937)
-- ' Desert Romeo ' From Bowery Buckaroos (1947)
-- ' Sawed-off Romeo ' From Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
-- ' Middle-aged Romeo ' From There's a Girl in my Soup (1970)
-- ' Two-bit country club Romeo ' From Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
See Also: amorous rites, bauble, bawble, Big Foot Joe, bird's nest, circle, etcaetera, etcetera, inamorato, poperin pear, Romeo, skainsmate
Quotes Containing Romeo:
Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) in Romeo is Bleeding (1993): 'You don't own love ; love owns you.'
Shakespeare pun. Romeo and Juliet: ''The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.''
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