Philander Definition

fĭ-lăndər
philandering, philanders
verb
philandering, philanders
To have a sexual affair with someone who is not one's spouse or partner. Used especially of a man.
American Heritage
To regularly enter into casual love affairs.
Webster's New World
To flirt. Used especially of a man.
American Heritage
noun
A man who philanders.
Webster's New World

A South American opossum, bare-tailed woolly opossum, Caluromys philander aka Didelphis philander.

Wiktionary

An Australian bandicoot, greater bilby or bilby, Macrotis lagotis aka Perameles lagotis.

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Other Word Forms of Philander

Noun

Singular:
philander
Plural:
philanders

Origin of Philander

  • From philander lover from Philander former literary name for a lover from Greek philandros loving or fond of men phil-, philo- philo- anēr andr- man ner-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek φίλανδρος (philandros, “loving men"), from φιλία (philia, “love") and ἀνδρός (andros), genitive case of ἀνήρ (anÄ“r, “man").

    From Wiktionary

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