philander

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verb phi·lan·der \fə-ˈlan-dər\

Definition of philander

philandered

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philandering

play \fə-ˈlan-d(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

philanderer

play \fə-ˈlan-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

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Origin and Etymology of philander

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



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