Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is devoted to the pursuit of pleasurable activities.

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  • n. A man who does not work, but devotes himself to a life of pleasure, often sexual, without commitments or responsibilities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure

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Examples

  • Seth Rogen stars as the title playboy-turned-superhero, based on the 1930s radio show, with Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou as his sidekick, Kato.

    FOXNews.com

  • Seth Rogen stars as the title playboy-turned-superhero, based on the 1930s radio show, with Taiwanese pop star Jay

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • (link) Turning Jonathan into a playboy is akin to turning Faramir into an attention-seeking, insecure guy who'd turn Frodo in to Daddy to gain approval.

    kateelliott: Kings

  • You won't find me watching Howard's End, The Remains of the Day or any of that pap, either, but yet I'm not on those movies comments talking smack about them, they're just not my cup of tea ... josh she needs to be in playboy alan second that

    Natalie Portman Producing and Starring in Stoner Comedy Best Buds | /Film

  • To be honest the only reason I like her is because I want Heff to offer her a million "cause she likes money" to be in playboy, "That will give her national attention" and all the men who are dying to see it can.

    Palin: 'Absolutely' more policy speeches to come

  • In the meantime, she begins dating another guy, who's sweet and caring and horribly bland, and life becomes good for her even as the playboy is miserable because all of these gorgeous models aren't nearly as wonderful as the woman he left behind.

    JESUS FUCKING GODDAMN JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!

  • He was known as a playboy partial to purple scarves, chic nightclubs and beautiful women.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • “I object to my leader being called a playboy!” he complained.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Best known as a playboy who fathered two children out of wedlock, he inherited the tiny principality that is just about the size of New York City's Central Park in 2005, after his father died.

    The World's Richest Royals

  • In later years, the man once known as a playboy prince preferred the latter title.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2005

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  • Wouldn't have been my first definition.

    December 5, 2014

  • play boy is a golddigger

    December 5, 2014

  • Boundless ones.

    September 30, 2008

  • Bunnies!

    *blinks again*

    What?

    September 30, 2008

  • Whenever I see the word playboy, all I see is a grown man with pouting lips, a pointy nose, a part on the side of his receding hairline, and a paisley ascot. Yuk.

    September 30, 2008

  • No, no. Bunnies.

    September 29, 2008

  • Coyness.

    September 29, 2008

  • Oh, it knows bounds. Believe me.

    *blinks*

    What were we talking about?

    September 29, 2008

  • Reesetee's memory apparently knows no bounds.

    September 29, 2008

  • No, no. WeirdNet is a lascivious old man. See arugula for proof.

    September 29, 2008

  • I think WeirdNet's often very coy.

    September 27, 2008

  • WeirdNet isn't wrong here, but uncharacteristically coy, perhaps.

    September 27, 2008