- A native or inhabitant of Sybaris.
- A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.
Etymology: From (term, Sybarita, lang=la) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=SubaritÄs, , inhabitant of Subaris, lang=grc) < (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=Subaris, , Sybaris (an ancient Greek city in southeastern Italy noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking habits of many of its inhabitants), lang=grc)
- 1973: Klein-Rogge jumped in, with all claws out, drove her effeminate husband to suicide, seized her, threw her on his bed, the languid bitch"took her! while gentle Goetzke sat in his office, among his papers and sybarites " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
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