Definition of playboy
: a man who lives a life devoted chiefly to the pursuit of pleasure
Examples of playboy in a Sentence
She was dating a rich American playboy who was seeing two other women at the same time.
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What: As the Nazi Party rises to power in Berlin in the early 1930, an American cabaret singer (Minnelli) gets involved with a British scholar (York), but a wealthy playboy (Griem) comes along and complicates their relationship.
In an exclusive sneak peek at Monday’s Southern Charm Savannah, the Charleston playboy from the franchise’s original edition heads even further down South as Hurricane Matthew threatens the region.
Besides, Taormina is a flashy town full of aging playboys and rich Russians, not all that different from Palm Beach, Fla. Either way, Mrs. Trump’s choice caught people’s attention, not an easy thing to do when her husband is Donald J. Trump.
Billionaires' bolt-hole, playboys' paradise and, for one week at the end of May, host to the most glamorous motor race in the world.
Kaelin had met Chris Williams, one of the Indiana investors and an indefatigable playboy, at a party and had come in and pitched a show called Houseguest.
Kim Jong Nam turned out to be flighty, a playboy and gambler who once infuriated his father by trying to get into Japan on a phony passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland.
The New York liberal media constantly and unfairly paints Jay Gatsby as a playboy, a bootlegger, a man obsessed with some green light.
But the king’s heir apparent, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, seen by many as a jet-setting playboy, is not held in the same regard as his father.
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Definition of playboy for English Language Learners
: a man who spends most of his time doing things that give him pleasure
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