Philanderer



[fi-lan-der] /fɪˈlæn dər/

verb (used without object)
1.
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
/fɪˈlændə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by with. (of a man) to flirt with women
n.

1816, agent noun from philander (v.).
v.

1737, from the noun meaning “a lover” (1700), from Philander, popular name for a lover in stories, drama, and poetry, from Greek adjective philandros “with love for people,” perhaps mistaken as meaning “a loving man,” from phil- “loving” (see philo-) + andr-, stem of aner “man” (see anthropo-). Related: Philandered; philandering.

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