[ woo m-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈwʊm əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), wom·an·ized, wom·an·iz·ing.

to make effeminate.

verb (used without object), wom·an·ized, wom·an·iz·ing.

to pursue or court women habitually.
Also especially British, wom·an·ise.

Origin of womanize

First recorded in 1585–95; woman + -ize
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Examples from the Web for womanized

  • The Good Eggs went up to London and got drunk; and if they womanized no one must know anything about it.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
  • A softening shade has womanized the bold brow of Madge, and her red lip has a more subdued tint.

    Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz

British Dictionary definitions for womanized



/ (ˈwʊməˌnaɪz) /


(intr) (of a man) to indulge in many casual affairs with women; philander
(tr) to make effeminate

Derived Forms

womanizer or womaniser, nounwomanizing or womanising, noun, adjective
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