Don Juan


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Don Juan

(wŏn′, hwŏn′, jo͞o′ən)
n.
A man who seduces or attempts to seduce women as a matter of habit.

[After Don Juan, legendary 14th-century Spanish nobleman and libertine.]

Don Juan

(ˈdɒn ˈdʒuːən; Spanish don xwan)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer: hero of many poems, plays, and operas, including treatments by de Molina, Molière, Goldoni, Mozart, Byron, and Shaw
2. a successful seducer of women

Don Juan

(dɒn ˈwɑn or, Sp., dɔn ˈʰwɑn for 1, 2; esp. Brit. dɒn ˈdʒu ən)
n.
1. a legendary Spanish nobleman famous for his many seductions and his dissolute life.
2. a libertine; rake.
3. a ladies' man or womanizer; Romeo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Don Juan - a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operasDon Juan - a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
2.Don Juan - any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

Don Juan

noun womanizer, wolf (informal), seducer, rake, Romeo, gallant, Casanova, Prince Charming, philanderer, Lothario, libertine, lady-killer (informal), poodle-faker (slang), ladies' man the sexual boasting of a Don Juan

Don Juan

noun
1. A man who seduces women:
2. A man amorously attentive to women:
3. A man who philanders:
Slang: lady-killer, wolf.
Idioms: man on the make, skirt chaser.
Translations

Don Juan

[dɒnˈhwɑːn] N (fig) → Don Juan m

Don Juan

[ˌdɒnˈdʒuːən] ndon Juan m

Don Juan

n (lit, fig)Don Juan m
References in classic literature ?
But the worst of it, gentlemen- I am giving Kuragin away to you- is that that man suffers, and this Don Juan, wicked fellow, is taking advantage of it
Will you play me something out of your Don Juan Triumphant?
At night we came to the house of Don Juan Fuentes, a rich landed proprietor, but not personally known to either of my companions.
And to behold him now, seeking small loans with plaintive condescension, sponging for breakfast on an art-student of nineteen, a fallen Don Juan who had neglected to die at the propitious hour, had a colour of romance for young imaginations.
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
It was quite cheering to meet the modern Don Juan once more.
There was in it a touch of the combat of Don Juan and the statue.
I don't profess to be a Don Juan or a gay Lothario,--that class of man, you know; but I do pretend to know something about the harder sex.
The movement of her eyes, their veiled gleam became mischievous when she asked, "And Don Juan Blunt, have you seen him over there?
He is a bit of a Don Juan, and you can imagine that for a man like him it is not a very difficult part to play in a quiet country district.
He went as near as his century permitted to walking the world literally like Don Juan, with rapier and guitar.
He always loved the sea, and he here spent many happy hours sailing about the bay in his boat the Don Juan.