- the hero of Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (c. 1595), son of Montague and lover of Juliet, daughter of Capulet: at the death of the lovers their feuding families become reconciled
- a man who is an ardent lover
- a philanderer
- [r-] a man's house slipper with elastic in the sides
Origin of RomeoItalian from Romolo from Classical Latin Romulus
An attractive or romantic male lover.
Origin of RomeoAfter Romeo , the hero of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare