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philander (v.)

1737, "pay court to women, especially without serious intent; flirt," from the noun meaning "a lover" (1700), from Philander, popular name for a lover in stories, drama, and poetry, from Greek adjective philandros "with love for people," perhaps mistaken as meaning "a loving man," from phil- "loving" (see philo-) + andr-, stem of anēr "man, male, husband" (see anthropo-). In later 20c. use more sexual than flirtatious. Related: Philandered; philandering.

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Definitions of philander

philander (v.)
have amorous affairs; of men;
Synonyms: womanize / womanise
philander (v.)
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;
Synonyms: chat up / flirt / dally / butterfly / coquet / coquette / romance / mash
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