E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A licentious libertine. The immorality of Corinth was proverbial both in Greece and Rome. To Corinthianise is to indulge in licentious conduct. A gentleman sportsman who rides his own horses on the turf, or sails his own yacht.
A Corinthian. A member of the pugilistic club, Bond Street, London.