Definition of Platonne in English:

Platonne

noun

rare, historical
  • A woman who advocates platonic love.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Alteration of French Platon (masculine), the name of Plato, with final -ne as though a French feminine form: compare e.g. French baronne (feminine) beside baron (masculine) baron, patronne (feminine) beside patron (masculine) patron, etc.

Pronunciation

Platonne

/pləˈtɒn/ /plaˈtɒn/