philander(redirected from philanders)
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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.]
(often foll by: with) (of a man) to flirt with women
[C17: from Greek philandros fond of men, from philos loving +anēr man; used as a name for a lover in literary works]
phiˈlandering n, adj
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
[1675–85; < Greek phílandros one who loves (of a woman, loving her husband); see philo-, andro-; later used in fiction as a proper name for a lover and appar. mistaken as “a man who loves”]
Past participle: philandered
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|Verb||1.||philander - have amorous affairs; of men; "He has been womanizing for years"|
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
|2.||philander - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"|
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)