philanderer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From philander (lover) +‎ -er, from Ancient Greek φίλανδρος (phílandros), from φίλος (phílos, love) + ἀνήρ (anḗr, man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɪ.ˈlæn.də.ɹɚ/, /fɪ.ˈlæn.dɚ.ɚ/, enPR: fĭ-lănʹ-də-rər, fĭ-lănʹ-dər-ər
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɪ.ˈlæn.də.ɹə/, enPR: fĭ-lănʹ-də-rə
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  • Hyphenation (US): phi‧lan‧der‧er; (UK): phil‧an‧der‧er

Noun[edit]

philanderer (plural philanderers)

  1. One who plays at courtship; a fickle lover; a flirt (usually applies only to men).
  2. Someone who engages in casual sex – usually frequently.

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