an effeminate man ...1600 obs. rare
From OED: from Italian nimfadoro (1598 in Florio), apparently from ninfa (nymph n.) + -adoro (compare -ator suffix), although the ending appears more typically Spanish than Italian. Compare Italian nimfarsi (1598 in Florio glossed ‘to trim, to smug, to trixie, to decke or spruce himselfe vp as a nimphe’) and †ninfare to adorn oneself (1585 in Garzoni)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1600 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Peace, you, ban-dogge, peace: what briske Nimfadoro is that in the white virgin boot there?..."
From: Every Man Out of His Humor
- Ben Jonson