Simple Definition of Don Juan
: a man who has sexual relationships with many women
Full Definition of Don Juan
1 : a legendary Spaniard proverbial for his seduction of women
2 : a captivating man known as a great lover or seducer of women
Examples of don juan
<at the hotel bar she was immediately hit on by the local Don Juan>
Origin of don juan
First Known Use: 1679
Medical Definition of Don Juan
plural Don Juans
: a man who pursues women promiscuously
Biographical Note for don juan
Don Juan, legendary character. In Spanish legend Don Juan de Tenorio is a Seville nobleman who is infamous for his seduction of women. After one such episode he kills the conquest's father. Afterwards he visits the slain man's tomb, over which an effigy has been erected. Don Juan mockingly invites the statue to supper. The invitation is accepted, and the statue drags Don Juan to hell. Don Juan is now generally regarded as a symbol of libertinism.
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