verb (used without object)
Origin of philander
Examples from the Web for philander
At this Philander chuckles, being able to see through a millstone with a hole in it.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
Philander had probably guessed—or perhaps it was so with all first-time men—that Hanlon was here on probation.
The surprises were coming too fast for Philander to adjust to them.
Mis' Philander Daggett, the president's wife, wuz paperin' her settin' room and parlor overhead.Samantha on the Woman Question|Marietta Holley
At last Philander found his utterance, and said, "Do they think of me at Home, do they ever think of me?"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward|Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
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Word Origin for philander
Word Origin and History for philander
1737, from the noun meaning "a lover" (1700), from Philander, popular name for a lover in stories, drama, and poetry, from Greek adjective philandros "with love for people," perhaps mistaken as meaning "a loving man," from phil- "loving" (see philo-) + andr-, stem of aner "man" (see anthropo-). Related: Philandered; philandering.