If you've ever known a man who can't keep his eyes off every single woman who walks by, you can call him a womanizer — especially if he's constantly handing out his phone number.

A womanizer is a man who always seems to have a new girlfriend, and who has no hesitation about starting up a new relationship before he's ended the last one. Usually, these relationships are sexual and don't last long. The noun womanizer comes from the verb womanize, which originally meant "to make effeminate." By the late 1800s, the meaning shifted to mean "to chase women."

Definitions of womanizer

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

philanderer, womaniser
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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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