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Meaning of PHILANDER

Pronunciation:  fi'landur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
  2. [v]  have amorous affairs; of men; "He has been womanizing for years"

PHILANDER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, romance, womanise, womanize
 See Also: interact, speak, talk, vamp, wanton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Phi*lan"der\, v. i. [Gr. ? fond of men; ? loving + ?
    To make love to women; to play the male flirt.
          You can't go philandering after her again. --G. Eliot.
  2. \Phi*lan"der\, n.
    A lover. [R.] --Congreve.
  3. \Phi*lan"der\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A South American opossum ({Didelphys philander}).
    (b) An Australian bandicoot ({Perameles lagotis}).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be promiscuous, Casanova, cast coquettish glances, chase, chase women, chaser, commit adultery, coquet, dally, debauch, dissipate, Don Juan, eye, flirt, fool around, fornicate, gallivant, gold-dig, grovel, lady-killer, look sweet upon, make eyes at, masher, mess around, ogle, philanderer, play around, pursue, rake, run around, skirt chaser, sleep around, swing, trifle, wallow, wanton, whore, wolf, woman, womanize