noun Informal.

a man who is irresistible to women or has the reputation for being so.

Origin of lady-killer

First recorded in 1805–15
Related formsla·dy-kill·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lady-killer

Contemporary Examples of lady-killer

  • For the time being, Bill Clinton may be trading in his reputation as a lady-killer for one as a statesman.

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    Will Chelsea Change Her Name?

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    July 27, 2010

Historical Examples of lady-killer

  • I don't quite think myself a lady-killer: by George, my—hum!

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • I do enjoy your companionship, and you know I am not a lady-killer.


    James Huneker

  • You know that sort of tradesman's son, a dandy and lady-killer.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • He—the lady-killer, Vizcarra—to fail in the conquest of a poor ranchera!

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • He was more than what you call a lady-killer, he was a woman-eater.

British Dictionary definitions for lady-killer



informal a man who is, or thinks he is, irresistibly fascinating to women
Derived Formslady-killing, noun, adjective
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