philanderer


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phi·lan·der

 (fĭ-lăn′dər)
intr.v. phi·lan·dered, phi·lan·der·ing, phi·lan·ders
1. To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.
2. To have many casual sexual affairs. Used especially of a man.
3. Archaic To flirt. Used especially of a man.

[From philander, lover, from Philander, former literary name for a lover, from Greek philandros, loving or fond of men : phil-, philo-, philo- + anēr, andr-, man; see ner- in Indo-European roots.]

phi·lan′der·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philanderer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them
Casanova - any man noted for his amorous adventures
Don Juan - any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
Lothario - a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
masher, skirt chaser, woman chaser, wolf - a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

philanderer

noun womanizer (informal), playboy, Don Juan, Casanova, wolf (informal), stud (slang), flirt, trifler, gallant, Lothario, lady-killer (informal), gay dog, ladies' man He was handsome, fun, charming, but a philanderer.

philanderer

noun
A man who philanders:
Slang: lady-killer, wolf.
Idioms: man on the make, skirt chaser.
Translations

philanderer

[fɪˈlændərəʳ] NDon Juan m, tenorio m

philanderer

[fɪˈlændər] ndon Juan m

philanderer

philanderer

[fɪˈlændərəʳ] n (pej) → libertino
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