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womanize

[woo m-uh-nahyz] /ˈwʊm əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), womanized, womanizing.
1.
to make effeminate.
verb (used without object), womanized, womanizing.
2.
to pursue or court women habitually.
Also, especially British, womanise.
Origin of womanize
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; woman + -ize
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  • A softening shade has womanized the bold brow of Madge, and her red lip has a more subdued tint.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • The Good Eggs went up to London and got drunk; and if they womanized no one must know anything about it.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for womanized

womanize

/ˈwʊməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of a man) to indulge in many casual affairs with women; philander
2.
(transitive) to make effeminate
Derived Forms
womanizer, womaniser, noun
womanizing, womanising, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for womanized

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.

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