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Definition of "leman" []

  • Archaic A sweetheart; a lover. (noun)
  • Archaic A mistress. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leman" in a sentence
  • "For the truth of the history is, that Master Elisabat, of whom the madman spoke, was very prudent, and a man of a sound judgment, and served the queen as her tutor and physician; but to think that she was his leman is a madness worthy the severest punishment; and to the end thou mayst see that Cardenio knew not what he said, thou must understand that when he spoke it he then was wholly beside himself."
  • "In fact, the female next to whom she had sat on the previous day had refused to share a seat with "a gen'leman's bit o 'fluff.""
  • "Tom! "he called," yo 'take the gen'leman's horse to the stable, rub him down with a wisp, an' give him some hay."