Don Juan

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noun \ ˈdän-ˈ(h)wän , 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

Don Juanism

play \-ˈ(h)wän-ˌi-zəm, -ˈjü-ə-ˌni-\ noun

Examples of don juan in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of don juan

Spanish


DON JUAN Defined for English Language Learners

Don Juan

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Definition of Don Juan for English Language Learners

  • : a man who has sexual relationships with many women


Medical Dictionary

Don Juan

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

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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