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MEANING: noun: A seducer; a licentious man.

ETYMOLOGY: After Robert Lovelace, a dissolute character in Samuel Richardson’s novel Clarissa (1748). Earliest documented use: 1751. Other eponyms with similar senses are Casanova, Don Juan, and Romeo.

LOVELACK - a licentious literary character's underlying motivation, often

LOVERACE - a licentious piano player and showman from 1950s TV - "Where's my candelabra?"

LOVELUCE - a not-particularly-licentious TV sitcom from the same era