Don Juan

\ ˈdän-ˈ(h)wän How to pronounce Don Juan (audio) , chiefly British and in poetry dän-ˈjü-ən \

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

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Don Juanism \ ˈdän-​ˈ(h)wän-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Don Juan (audio) , dän-​ˈjü-​ə-​ˌni-​ \ noun

Examples of Don Juan in a Sentence

at the hotel bar she was immediately hit on by the local Don Juan

First Known Use of Don Juan

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Don Juan was in 1679

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Cite this Entry

“Don Juan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Don Juan

: a man who has sexual relationships with many women

Don Juan

\ (ˈ)dän-ˈ(h)wän, British usually dän-ˈjü-ən \
plural Don Juans

Medical Definition of Don Juan

: a man who pursues women promiscuously

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