Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who seduces or attempts to seduce women as a matter of habit.

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  • noun A man who obsessively seduces women; a philanderer.

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  • noun any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
  • noun a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas

Etymologies

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

[After Don Juan, legendary 14th-century Spanish nobleman and libertine.]

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After the legendary 14th century Spanish nobleman Don Juan.

Examples

  • With considerable difficulty the name Don Juan was taken from the sail, where Byron had manoeuvred to have it painted.

    Mrs Shelley

  • But the problem is – I'd been reading Don Juan, which is just so fun and rollicking, very postmodern in that 19th-century way, where Byron is interjecting commentary about local events, making little digs at his enemies, then effortlessly flowing back into Don Juan's adventures.

    A life in writing: Jennifer Egan

  • The Franco-Swiss billionaire, who smoked a cigar and drove a Smart car, was known as a Don Juan figure who liked to seek out businesses in distress.

    Roma, Claudio Ranieri and José Mourinho: romance and revenge in Italy

  • Web: www. singfest.sg and www. sistic.com Sydney OPERA Don Giovanni: Opera Australia presents the story of the handsome, darkly charming Don Giovanni -- also known as Don Juan, a name synonymous with "lady-killer."

    Time Off

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. x 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. x 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. x 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. x 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. × 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Autobiographies

  • The poem was based on a painting by Charles Ricketts, Don Juan (also known as Don Juan in Hell) (1906; oil, 116 cm. × 96 cm., Tate Gallery, London no. 3221); illus.

    Autobiographies

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