ladies' man


variants or less commonly lady's man
: a man who shows a marked fondness for the company of women or is especially attentive to women

Example Sentences

He considered himself a real ladies' man.
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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ladies' man was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Ladies' man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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