Definitions

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

  • intransitive v. To pursue women lecherously.
  • transitive v. To give female characteristics to; feminize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To seduce women, especially lecherously.
  • v. To turn into a woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To seek the company of women with unusual frequency, especially for purposes of sexual intimacy.
  • transitive v. To make like a woman; to make effeminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make effeminate; make womanish; soften.

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

  • v. to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
  • v. have amorous affairs; of men

Etymologies

woman +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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  • Womanizer was listed... but by whom?

    September 30, 2009

  • A word that doesn't sound (to me) like what it means.
    And I can't believe it wasn't listed!

    September 30, 2009