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; see lecher , pimp .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
adulterer, *swinger, flirt, *make-out artist, *wolf, Don Juan.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A man who philanders: Casanova, Don Juan, lady's man, womanizer. Slang: lady-killer, wolf. Idioms: man on the make, skirt chaser. See SEX.

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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 — 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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