phi·lan·der / fəˈlandər/ •
v. [intr.] (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women: they accepted that their husbands would philander with other women.DERIVATIVES: phi·lan·der·er n.
Philander or Philandrier, Guillaume
(1505–65). French architect whose translation of and annotations on Vitruvius
(1544 and later editions) were greatly respected in C16 as major sources for architectural theory and precedent. He is said to have studied under Serlio
, and designed the tomb of Cardinal d'Armagnac in Toulouse Cathedral.
W. Papworth (1852)
Jane Turner (1996)
†(passionate) lover. XVII. — Gr. philandros
, f. phil- PHILO-
man, husband; used as a character-name in poetry and drama.
Hence vb. make love, esp. flirtatiously. XVIII.
(of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women, from the earlier noun philander
‘man, husband’, often used in literature as the given name of a lover.