play·​boy | \ˈplā-ˌbȯi \

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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Daniels's story, however salacious, would have likely paled in comparison and merely reinforced the playboy image Trump once cultivated. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Stormy Daniels is proving to be a bigger problem than Trump could have imagined," 9 May 2018 Dodi had a reputation as a wealthy playboy who wanted to be famous. Olivia Blair, Town & Country, "Dodi Al Fayed: Who Was Princess Diana's Boyfriend?," 27 July 2017 In truth, these Drakes are the same: the agoniste, the uncertain playboy, the tortured boy king. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "For the First Time, Drake Runs From His Feelings," 2 July 2018 Most found the thirty-five-year-old playboy irresistible. Tara Knight, The Root, "Beyond the Blue," 13 May 2018 Khan may have spent his earlier years carousing with supermodels under the paparazzi glare of London’s nightclubs, but the debonair playboy has had to grow up. Time, "Cricket Hero Imran Khan Led Pakistan's Team to Victory. As a Politician, He's Riding a Populist Wave," 28 June 2018 Other than Cox, who is genuinely scary as the addled and monstrous Logan, the most famous face on the show is probably Kieran Culkin as Roman, the screw-up playboy of the four Roy children. Richard Lawson, HWD, "HBO’s Rich-Family-in-Peril Drama Succession Has a Troubling Allure," 1 June 2018 Anna Faris is struggling worker Kate, who meets billionaire playboy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) and gets stiffed for a carpet cleaning job. Peter Hartlaub, kansascity, "‘Overboard’: Anna Faris can’t save this sinking ship | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 Burned into our collective memory as the apparel of choice for gangsters like Tony Montana, playboys like Hugh Hefner, and the greatest dolt in fashion history, Derek Zoolander, silky menswear has been parodied into a pulp. Samuel Hine, GQ, "Silk Is This Season's Strongest Look," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of playboy

1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of playboy

: a man who spends most of his time doing things that give him pleasure

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