from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A man reputed to be exceptionally attractive to and often ruthless with women.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A man unusually attractive to women.
- n. An uncaring womanizer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gallant who captivates the hearts of women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man supposed to be dangerously fascinating to women as a real or pretended lover; one whose fascinations are potent; a general lover.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man who takes advantage of women
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Of all unlikely things, to have the reputation of being a lady-killer, -- he, Burning Daylight, -- and to have a woman kill herself out of love for him.
The stuff you read about me in the papers and books, about me being a lady-killer, is all wrong.
And of course there can never be enough of Neil Patrick Harris in self-mocking, lady-killer mode.
What it says about him: He's a killer — a lady-killer!
Standouts: Mark Strong (Jim Prideaux), breaking his usual typecasting, speaks volumes with his eyes; Tom Hardy (Ricky Tarr) is as feral as the young Brando; John Hurt (Control) pulses with obsession and choler, wreathed in whisky fumes and cigarette smoke; and Benedict Cumberbatch (Peter Guillam), here shown as a closeted homosexual rather than a lady-killer, is a reluctant but conscientious convert to Smiley's philosophy.
And after a quick stop at Fort Mac to watch Tom Martin (the lady-killer) in action, it was off to Germany etc., etc.
"They said he was a lady-killer and he really was!"
Orsini's friend and fellow lady-killer was the frightfully well-endowed Porfirio Rubirosa, of the 11-inch notoriety.
A few minutes later, he appeared in my doorway and flashed his lady-killer smile.
Another lady-killer smile like the one she remembered from the bar.