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Derived from liebhaben (to love) +‎ -er.



Liebhaber m (genitive Liebhabers, plural Liebhaber, feminine Liebhaberin)

  1. (chiefly in compounds) aficionado, enthusiast, lover
    Das ist ein Hochfest für Weinliebhaber.
    This is a feast for wine enthusiasts.
  2. lover (particularly of a married person: an affair)
    Sie hat einen Liebhaber.
    She has an affair.
    • 2015, Tim Krohn, Nachts in Vals, Diogenes 2015, p. 17:
      Lise Lavoisier hatte aber weder einen Liebhaber noch Geld für einen Babysitter, daher buchte sie um, drei Nächte in Einerzimmer mit Kinderbett.
      Lise Lavoisier, though, had neither a lover nor money for a babysitter, so she booked three nights in a single room with a child's bed.
  3. lovemaker; a person with regard to their qualities as a sexual partner
    Ihr Mann ist ein guter Liebhaber.
    Her husband is good in bed.



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