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paramour (n.)

early 14c., "a lover or wooer" of either sex, noun use of adverbial phrase par amour (c. 1300) "passionately, with strong love or desire," from Anglo-French and Old French par amour, from accusative of amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the Virgin Mary (by men), it came to mean "darling, sweetheart" (mid-14c.) and "wife, husband," also, in a bad sense, "mistress, concubine; (a woman's) male lover; clandestine lover" (late 14c.) which from 17c. became the only sense, except in poetry.

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Definitions of paramour

paramour (n.)
a woman's lover;
Synonyms: fancy man
paramour (n.)
a woman who cohabits with an important man;
Synonyms: concubine / courtesan / doxy
From wordnet.princeton.edu