One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of becoming or making more womanly or feminine; an instance of this.
2Casual sexual or romantic encounters with women; the pursuit of this; philandering.
Engagement in numerous casual sexual affairs with women.‘there were rumors that his womanizing had now become intolerable’
That engages in casual sexual or romantic encounters with women; philandering.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Ash (1724–1779), lexicographer and grammarian. From womanize + -ing<br>early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From womanize + -ing.
Engaging in numerous casual sexual affairs with women.‘a womanizing advertising executive’
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