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ladies' man

or lady's man

noun

  1. a man who strives especially to please women and to attract their attention and admiration.


ladies' man

noun

  1. a man who is fond of, attentive to, and successful with women


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ladies' man1

First recorded in 1775–85

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Idioms and Phrases

Also lady's man . A man who enjoys and attracts the company of women. For example, Because women seemed to seek him out at parties, Brian got the reputation for being quite a ladies' man . [Late 1700s]

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Example Sentences

I have lost friends because their wives didnt like me—more than once;—as Chamberlain says, No: youll never be a ladies man.

He doesnt seem to be much of a ladies man, though, I take it.

Talking of statues—I have it—good thought, go see Achilles, the ladies man—eh!

Tom Van Dorn became known in the vernacular as a “ladies man.”

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