Definition of philander
: to have casual or illicit sex with a person or with many people; especially : to be sexually unfaithful to one's spouse —usually used of a man … her philandering brother-in-law; and … the schoolteacher he philanders with. — Judith Crist
philandererplay \fə-ˈlan-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of philander in a Sentence
he can't seem to stop philandering, even now that he's on his fifth marriage
Recent Examples of philander from the Web
Wortel rightly gives the narrator’s father—vivacious, tearful, lying, philandering, and verbose—
Even the party guests have back stories, among them the handsome, philandering doctor (Roland Lane) and his stoic wife (Marlaina Powell), who put him through medical school.
One case involved a wealthy doctor's philandering wife who was spending most of her time at their posh resort condo with her young daughter.
Burns, a philandering white man with a taste for brawls and a smart tongue, is often—and more than some might like, perhaps—thought to embody that past.
Genetic tests of 16 vulture families found no evidence of philandering.
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Origin and Etymology of philander
from obsolete philander lover, philanderer, probably from the name Philander
First Known Use: 1737See Words from the same year
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