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Definition of "satyr" []

  • Greek Mythology A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry. (noun)
  • A licentious man; a lecher. (noun)
  • A man who is affected by satyriasis. (noun)
  • Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots. (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 "satyr" in a sentence
  • "His eyes, under massively arched brows, were wide apart and black with the blackness that is barbaric, while before them was perpetually falling down a great black mop of hair through which he gazed like a roguish satyr from a thicket."
  • "Yes, Drew, our modern idea of the satyr is the Greek image conflated with the Italic deity of Faunus, who had the horns and goat legs."
  • "The man was quite right, and the satyr was a fool."