philander VERB (of a man) enter into casual sexual relationships with women.
DERIVATIVES philanderer noun.
ORIGIN earlier as in the sense «man, husband», often used in literature as the given name of a lover: from Greek philandros 'fond of men' .

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  • Philanderer — Phi*lan der*er, n. One who hangs about women; a male flirt. [R.] C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philanderer — [n] person who has many love affairs adulterer, chaser, cruiser, dallier, debaucher, flirt, gallant, lover, operator*, swinger; concept 423 Ant. faithful …   New thesaurus

  • philanderer — [[t]fɪlæ̱ndərə(r)[/t]] philanderers N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that a man is a philanderer, you mean that he has a lot of casual sexual relationships with women. Syn: womanizer …   English dictionary

  • philanderer — noun everyone warned me he was a philanderer Syn: womanizer, Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, flirt, ladies man, playboy, rake, roué; informal stud, skirt chaser, ladykiller, wolf …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • philanderer — noun see philander …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • philanderer — See philander. * * * …   Universalium

  • philanderer — noun /fɪ.ˈlæn.dɝ.ɝ/ One that plays at courtship; a fickle lover; a flirt (usually applies only to men) …   Wiktionary

  • philanderer — Synonyms and related words: Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, Romeo, amoroso, beau, boyfriend, caballero, cavalier, cavaliere servente, chaser, debauchee, esquire, fellow, flame, flirt, gallant, gay deceiver, gay dog, gigolo, heartbreaker, inamorato …   Moby Thesaurus

  • philanderer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. dallier, trifler, lecher, Romeo, Casanova, lover, rake, roué, libertine, playboy (inf.), sugar daddy (sl.), wolf (sl.). See endearment, impurity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. flirt, adulterer, debaucher;… …   English dictionary for students

  • philanderer — phi|lan|derer [fıˈlændərə US ər] n old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: philander lover (17 19 centuries), from Philander name given to a lover on old plays, from Greek phil loving (from philos; PHILE) + aner man ] a man who has sex with many… …   Dictionary of contemporary English