play·​boy | \ ˈplā-ˌbȯi How to pronounce playboy (audio) \

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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According to a friend of Kate Middleton's, however, Will was really the royal playboy in the family. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Was the Real Royal "Playboy" During His 20s, According One of Kate Middleton's Friends," 7 Sep. 2019 He was known as a playboy whose penthouse parties were attended by models. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "David Koch, Billionaire Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79," 23 Aug. 2019 Rooney is Danny Churchill, a philandering playboy whose father plucks him out of Yale and sends him to college out west to get his mind off women. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "8 essential Judy Garland movies that aren't The Wizard of Oz," 23 Aug. 2019 After curating a decades-long reputation as a playboy with a penchant for wheeling and dealing in the Parisian fashion world starting at the Karin Models agency in 1976, Brunel went on to work with model agency maven Eileen Ford in the 1980s. Fox News, "Mysterious French modeling agent, accused Epstein 'procurer' whereabouts unknown as probe continues," 21 Aug. 2019 Rafael, for instance, was introduced as a hypermasculine playboy but tears up throughout the entirety of his wedding ceremony. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "‘Jane the Virgin’ got the heartfelt ending it deserved," 1 Aug. 2019 The playboy son of president Obiang Nguema has also been under investigation by Swiss authorities for financial crimes. Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, "One of Africa’s wealthiest countries is building a Trump-like wall to stop migrants," 12 Aug. 2019 Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who’s fired by a selfish, spoiled and wealthy Mexican playboy named Leonardo. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Prior to his role as resident Vanderpump villain/playboy, Taylor worked as a model., "Here's How Much Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright Are Worth," 30 June 2019

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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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