A philanderer is a guy who likes women. A lot. So much that he's got a beautiful wife — and a date with a different girl every weekend.

The phil in philanderer means "love" and a philanderer's love never seems to stop. "So many ladies, so little time..." — That may just be the motto of the quintessential philanderer, those delightful serial womanizers who specialize in brief affairs of the carnal kind. A philandering husband doesn't just have a wandering eye. He also has wandering hands, and probably a long line of jilted lovers.

Definitions of philanderer

n a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

womaniser, womanizer
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any man noted for his amorous adventures
Don Juan
any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
a successful womanizer; a man who behaves selfishly in his sexual relationships with women
masher, skirt chaser, wolf, woman chaser
a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
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debauchee, libertine, rounder
a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
adult male, man
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

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