Etymology

erotic (adj.)

1650s, from French érotique (16c.), from Greek erotikos "caused by passionate love, referring to love," from eros (genitive erotos) "sexual love" (see Eros). Earlier form was erotical (1620s).

updated on July 27, 2022

Definitions of erotic from WordNet
1
erotic (n.)
an erotic person;
2
erotic (adj.)
giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing;
Synonyms: titillating
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