philander

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φίλανδρος (philandros, loving men), from φιλία (philia, love) and ἀνδρός (andros), genitive case of ἀνήρ (anēr, man).

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philander (plural philanders)

  1. A lover.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Congreve to this entry?)
  2. A South American opossum, bare-tailed woolly opossum, Caluromys philander aka Didelphis philander.
  3. An Australian bandicoot, greater bilby or bilby, Macrotis lagotis aka Perameles lagotis.

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philander (third-person singular simple present philanders, present participle philandering, simple past and past participle philandered)

  1. To make love to women; to play the male flirt.
    • G. Eliot
      You can't go philandering after her again.

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