Don Juan

noun

ˈdän-ˈ(h)wän How to pronounce Don Juan (audio)
 chiefly British and in poetry  dän-ˈjü-ən
1
: a legendary Spaniard proverbial for his seduction of women
2
: a captivating man known as a great lover or seducer of women
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
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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Don Juan was in 1679

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“Don Juan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Don%20Juan. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

Don Juan

noun
(ˈ)dän-ˈ(h)wän, British usually dän-ˈjü-ən
plural Don Juans
: a man who pursues women promiscuously

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