verb (used without object)
- philadelphia lawyer,
- philadelphia pepper pot,
- philadelphia scrapple,
Origin of philander
Examples from the Web for philanderer
A staunch traditionalist at home, Ahmad is also a liberal in politics and a nighttime philanderer.Cairo, Revisited: How Naguib Mahfouz Predicted the Future of Egypt|Joel Whitney|July 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In fact, however, Henry was more of a serial monogamist than a philanderer.Oral History: The Sex Lives of the Kings and Queens of England|Tom Sykes|July 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now the monarch, 74, has been exposed as a philanderer after he fell and broke his hip during a $52,000 African safari.
There is no way in heaven or earth that he is a philanderer (Cain).Michael Tomasky: Get Ready for Santorum Time in the GOP Campaign|Michael Tomasky|December 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We did think that Master Charles, who was distinctly by way of being a philanderer, mightn't perhaps run quite straight.
Thorpe accepted his share with the caution of the wise man, while Dodge, not a whit less capable, took his as a philanderer.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
A vision of his antitype, the Cowes Philanderer, crossed me for a second.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
His "The Philanderer" was published before a theater would accept it.Six Major Prophets|Edwin Emery Slosson
In The Philanderer there are five hundred excellent and about five magnificent things.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Word Origin for philander
1816, agent noun from philander (v.).
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.