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man about town

n. pl. men about town
A sophisticated, socially active man who frequents fashionable places.
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man about town

n
a fashionable sophisticate, esp one in a big city
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man′-about`-town′


n.
a sophisticated man who frequents fashionable places.
[1775–85]
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Add to all these the many obligations which Lady Bellaston, whose violent fondness we can no longer conceal, had heaped upon him; so that by her means he was now become one of the best-dressed men about town; and was not only relieved from those ridiculous distresses we have before mentioned, but was actually raised to a state of affluence beyond what he had ever known.
"He has always been one of the most popular young men about town, but of course the women will spoil him now."
Celebrations rang out as men about town Peter Lynch and Alan Cawley said "I do" in Borgo Di Tragliata in the countryside outside Rome.