AskDefine | Define philander

Dictionary Definition



1 have amorous affairs; of men; "He has been womanizing for years" [syn: womanize, womanise]
2 talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, mash]

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  1. A lover.
  2. A South American opossum, Didelphys philander.
  3. An Australian bandicoot, Perameles lagotis.


  1. To make love to women; to play the male flirt.


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Philander may refer to:
People named Philander:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Casanova, Don Juan, be promiscuous, cast coquettish glances, chase, chase women, chaser, commit adultery, coquet, dally, debauch, dissipate, eye, flirt, fool around, fornicate, gallivant, gold-dig, grovel, lady-killer, look sweet upon, make eyes at, masher, mess around, ogle, philanderer, play around, pursue, rake, run around, skirt chaser, sleep around, swing, trifle, wallow, wanton, whore, wolf, woman, womanize
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