tomcat

[ tom-kat ]
/ ˈtɒmˌkæt /

noun

a male cat.
Slang. a woman-chaser.

verb (used without object), tom·cat·ted, tom·cat·ting.

Slang. (of a man) to pursue women in order to make sexual conquests (often followed by around): He tomcatted around before settling down.

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Origin of tomcat

1750–60; Tom + cat
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