Definition of philanderer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪˈlændərə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪˈlændərər//
(old-fashioned, disapproving)
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a man who has sexual relationships with many different women He had a reputation as a philanderer. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from the earlier noun philander ‘man, husband’, often used in literature as the given name of a lover, from Greek philandros ‘fond of men’, from philein ‘to love’ + anēr ‘man’ + -er.
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