ladies' man

variants: or less commonly lady's man

Definition of ladies' man

: a man who shows a marked fondness for the company of women or is especially attentive to women

Examples of ladies' man in a Sentence

He considered himself a real ladies' man.
Recent Examples on the Web Moore, who died in 2008 at age 81, adopted the action hero/ladies' man persona of Dolemite after several lean years as an R&B singer and stand-up comedian. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Eddie Murphy film spotlights Indianapolis and its role in 1975 'Dolemite' movie release," 31 Oct. 2019 Pool/Tim Graham Picture LibraryGetty Images Back in the day, when Prince William and Prince Harry were both unmarried men playing the field, Harry had more of a reputation for being a ladies' man than Will. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Was the Real Royal "Playboy" During His 20s, According One of Kate Middleton's Friends," 7 Sep. 2019 Messages like 'chick magnet,' 'boys will be boys,' 'fathers, lock up your daughters,' and 'ladies' man' cultivate and perpetuate an attitude of disrespect toward and objectification of women. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "J.Crew's feminist T-shirt for boys sparks fiery debate on Instagram," 29 May 2018 Chamberlain was the freakish 7-footer with gaudy statistics and a reputation as a ladies' man off the court. Jerry Brewer,, "In a time of chaos, 1968 was a breakout year for black athletes," 28 May 2018 By that measure, Kitsch is generally the most fun as the group's incorrigible prankster and ladies' man, whose relationship with Brendan becomes oddly endearing. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Only the Brave' harrowing true tale of firefighters," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ladies' man

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Ladies' man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ladies' man

informal : a man who enjoys being with and giving attention to women

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