- a man who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, especially one who is of comfortable means.
Origin of playboy
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What Happened To Director Martin Brest By Matt Patches, Playboy He directed Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run and, yes, Gigli.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 22-28, 2014
December 28, 2014
Back in 2001, that “definition” of female beauty basically fell into two categories: Playboy chic, or heroin chic.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
December 9, 2014
VICTORIA VALENTINO (1970) The former Playboy Playmate met Cosby in 1970 at Café Figaro, a restaurant the comedian co-owned.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
Before she headlined the Playboy resorts, Joan Rivers was the funny gal in a spirited trio that played in hip nightclubs.
The Playboy publicity posters for the act called them “a spirited trio.”
Thus, for instance, is the question of Synge's Playboy handled.Studies of Contemporary Poets
Mary C. Sturgeon
Following the alluring drumstick, Playboy burst into the passage, towing me after him on the rope.
In The Playboy he seemed to be determined to write riotously, like a man straining after vitality.Old and New Masters
A Playboy is someone with power, too much time on his hands, and too little sense of a goal worth achieving.The Players
Everett B. Cole
- a man, esp one of private means, who devotes himself to the pleasures of nightclubs, expensive holiday resorts, female company, etc
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Word Origin and History for playboy
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