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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: philander 'lover' (17-19 centuries), from Philander name given to a lover on old plays, from Greek phil- 'loving' (from philos; -PHILE) + aner 'man'

philanderer

noun
     
phi‧lan‧derer [countable] old-fashioned
a man who has sex with many women, without intending to have any serious relationships
philandering adjective
philandering noun [uncountable]

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