Definition of philander in English:

philander

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women.

    ‘married men who philander’
    • ‘He spent a lot of his life philandering, that is to say, cheating on my mom, making her insanely miserable.’
    • ‘Hubert philanders openly with Sonia, while Henri and Ines are in the bedroom trying to shut the child up.’
    • ‘His parents quarreled, his father drank and philandered and, when Wilson was 10, left the family for another woman.’
    • ‘The naïf in this case is gorgeous Leslie, whose fiancé Logan philanders with Agnes while expecting Leslie to be faithful.’
    • ‘There is, however, one class of married man that should be free to mislead and philander as they wish: guys who were strong-armed into buying expensive engagement rings for their wives.’
    womanize, have affairs affair, have an affair, flirt, dally with someone's affections, toy with someone's affections, trifle with someone's affections
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from the earlier noun philander ‘man, husband’, often used in literature as the given name of a lover, from Greek philandros ‘fond of men’, from philein ‘to love’ + anēr ‘man’.

Pronunciation

philander

/fəˈlandər//fəˈlændər/