Etymology
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womanize (v.)

1590s, "to make effeminate," from woman + -ize. Sense of "to chase women, to go wenching" is attested from 1893. Related: Womanized; womanizer; womanizing.

updated on April 10, 2010

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Definitions of womanize from WordNet

womanize (v.)
have amorous affairs; of men;
Synonyms: philander / womanise
womanize (v.)
to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to;
Synonyms: feminize / feminise / effeminize / effeminise
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.