philander

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v philander talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries","My husband never flirts with other women"
    • v philander have amorous affairs; of men "He has been womanizing for years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Philander A lover.
    • n Philander (Zoöl) A South American opossum (Didelphys philander).
    • v. i Philander To make love to women; to play the male flirt. "You can't go philandering after her again."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n philander A lover.
    • n philander In zoology, one of several different marsupial mammals. Specifically
    • philander To play the philander; pay court to a woman, especially without serious intention; make love in a foolish way; “spoon.”
    • n philander A flirtation; a philandering.
    • n philander Same as filander.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Philander fi-lan′dėr to make love: to flirt or coquet
    • n Philander a lover
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. fond of men; loving + man

Usage

In literature:

And Philander told me himself that he didn't know why he bought it.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
It was plain to be seen that his becoming a scout was going to be the making of Philander Smith.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
It is William Philander Tubbs, and I want you to call me by my right name after this.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
Dudley would probably be blazing if he caught her philandering with his superintendent, but it was no business of mine.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
Knox, Philander C., 296, 320, 331.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
I mean that she is clever and very rich, and philanders with philanthropy.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
I'm not much on philandering.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Knox, Philander Chase, secretary of state, 232.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
PHILANDER GROW, private, mustered in Aug. 11, 1862; died near Falmouth, Va., Dec. 17, 1862.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Don't keep him there a-philandering when there's good fare in the parlour!
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Farewel Philander! lovely Delia too,
But oh! the muse can scarcely say adieu.
Still to the nuptial band an honour live,
That Hymen, long disgrac'd, new joys may give.
"A Farewel to the Country" by Samuel Bowden
Lo where Philander's recent ashes sleep,
The Loves and Graces in sad concert mourn!
Behold the friend, the parent, sister weep!
And bathe with many a tear, th' untimely urn.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves

In news:

Such a name is Philander W Bemis.
Stendhal dabbled variously in mathematics, writing, making war and philandering.
A tolerance for philandering politicians.
Philander Smith Panthers at Missouri State Bears.
Philander has lived in the Philippines for 48 years and hadn't seen his son for 42 years before interacting with Dennis for a few minutes.
Philander has 29 children with 16 different women.
Philander Smith Panthers Stats - 2012-13.
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Missouri St 89, Philander Smith 61.
'Hip-Hop President Walter Kimbrough Leaves Philander Smith College.
Philander Smith Panthers Stats - 2011-12.
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Sylvan Hills' senior Brianna Austin will not have to travel far in the fall when she begins her tenure at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
Philandering Birds of a Feather .
Is how Doug Givens of the Philander Chase Corp.
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