man about town
Words nearby man about town
Origin of man about town
Examples from the Web for man-about-town
“The Wohls really helped him a lot once Joselyn started dating him,” says a man-about-town who knows Parker well.
He was quite the man-about-town of the conversation, while the easy-shaver was the child.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
He was always a man-about-town, but he and Brian were inseparable.The Riddle of the Mysterious Light|Mary E. Hanshew
He scorned Joseph; and yet his desire, as a man-about-town, to keep Joseph's esteem, was in no way diminished!The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for man-about-town
Idioms and Phrases with man-about-town
A man who frequently attends fashionable social functions, as in Fred is quite the man about town these days. This expression, first recorded in 1734, uses town in the sense of “a sophisticated place” as opposed to rural settings.