philander

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verb phi·lan·der \fə-ˈlan-dər\

Definition of philander

philandered

;

philandering

play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

of a man

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have casual or illicit sex with a woman or with many women; especially :  to be sexually unfaithful to one's wife

philanderer

play \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of philander in a sentence

  1. <he can't seem to stop philandering, even now that he's on his fifth marriage>

Origin and Etymology of philander

from obsolete philander lover, philanderer, probably from the name Philander


First Known Use: 1737



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