- a man who is irresistible to women or has the reputation for being so.
Origin of lady-killer
First recorded in 1805–15
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Related WordsCasanova, debaucher, flirt, gallant, lover, operator, womanizer, adulterer, chaser, cruiser, swinger
Examples from the Web for lady-killer
For the time being, Bill Clinton may be trading in his reputation as a lady-killer for one as a statesman.Will Chelsea Change Her Name?
Samuel P. Jacobs
July 27, 2010
I don't quite think myself a lady-killer: by George, my—hum!Weighed and Wanting
I do enjoy your companionship, and you know I am not a lady-killer.Melomaniacs
You know that sort of tradesman's son, a dandy and lady-killer.War and Peace
He—the lady-killer, Vizcarra—to fail in the conquest of a poor ranchera!The White Chief
He was more than what you call a lady-killer, he was a woman-eater.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
- informal a man who is, or thinks he is, irresistibly fascinating to women
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