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[pley-boi] /ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ/

a man who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, especially one who is of comfortable means.
a man, esp one of private means, who devotes himself to the pleasures of nightclubs, expensive holiday resorts, female company, etc

1829, “wealthy bon vivant,” from play (v.) + boy. Fem. equivalent playgirl first recorded 1934. As the name of a U.S. based magazine for men, from December 1953.


A man devoted to amusement; bon vivant; good-time charlie, man-about-town (1829+)


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