cicisbeism [chee-chiz-bey-iz-uh m or, older use, si-sis-bee-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the social custom of having a cicisbeo, as practiced especially in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Origin of cicisbeism From the Italian word cicisbeismo, dating back to 1735–45. See, Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cicisbeism Historical Examples of cicisbeism
And it was not as yet vitiated by the institution of Cicisbeism.
John Addington Symonds
This is a kind of Cicisbeism, recognised and regulated by customary law, and sanctioned by a definite ceremony.
Cicisbeism is not treated in extenso, as it should be, and I also missed the fragrant name of Sophie Arnould.
Carl Van Vechten
She tempts fate when she carries on her gallantries and her Italian cicisbeism under the eyes of Scone Dacres.
James De Mille