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Don Juan

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noun \ˈdän-ˈ(h)wän, chiefly British & in poetry dän-ˈjü-ən\

Simple Definition of Don Juan

  • : a man who has sexual relationships with many women

Full Definition of Don Juan

  1. 1 :  a legendary Spaniard proverbial for his seduction of women

  2. 2 :  a captivating man known as a great lover or seducer of women

Don Juan·ism play \-ˈ(h)wän-ˌi-zəm, -ˈjü-ə-ˌni-\ noun

Examples of don juan

  1. <at the hotel bar she was immediately hit on by the local Don Juan>



Origin of don juan

Spanish


First Known Use: 1679


Medical Dictionary

Don Juan

play
noun \(ˈ)dän-ˈ(h)wän, British usually dän-ˈjü-ən\

Medical Definition of Don Juan

plural Don Juans

  1. :  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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