Etymology
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playboy (n.)

1829, "wealthy bon vivant," from play (v.) + boy. As the name of a U.S.-based magazine for men, from December 1953. Earlier (1620s), play-boy meant "schoolboy actor." Fem. equivalent playgirl is recorded by 1934.

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Definitions of playboy

playboy (n.)
a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure;
Synonyms: man-about-town / Corinthian
From wordnet.princeton.edu