from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or practice of captivating the hearts of women.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The acts or arts of a lady-killer; assiduous gallantry.


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  • A pop icon on par with Bob Dylan in his heyday, Serge Gainsbourg made "going rogue" into a guiding raison d'etre during his 63 years, most of them spent as a chain-smoking, lady-killing, singing, dancing, acting poet and provocateur whose homely appearance made him a sex symbol through sheer attitude and bad-boy charm.

    Start September With Superior Cinema

  • I mean, he probably could have managed the catheter, electricity, and lady-killing as an ape - we're talking about France here - but there's no way he could have managed all of it.

    Christian Nation

  • Schildkraut would go on to a long and honorable career, although as a lady-killing character actor rather than a leading man.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Always eager to distinguish himself, he turns this by-then standard pilgrimage into an original, and appropriately culinary one: presumably mustering the same lady-killing charm as his sosie Mirobolant, he convinces La Signora Grossetti, the Buonaparte family's 83-year old housekeeper, to show him the kitchen, "a request having never before been made by the numerous travellers who daily visit" (40).

    Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef

  • Certainly his lady-killing propensities would be handicapped seriously.

    "The Barrier" by Harl Vincent, part 6

  • Are you actually sporting the lady-killing "argyle sweater vest/hooded zipper sweatshirt" combo???

    o captain, my... whatever

  • Grand gentlemen with little wings like the ancient cupids, lady-killing Petchorins!

    The Possessed

  • Re-tailored for Brosnan's suave GQ cover-boy beauty, the title character is no longer a bank robber, but a risk-taking, lady-killing tycoon who masterminds the elaborate theft of a $100-million Monet from a major museum in broad daylight with virtually the entire staff of security guards in attendance.

    Sleeping With the Enemy ��� Not Safe to Go to the Theater

  • It was useless to expect anything from this lady-killing, dancing clown, from this fellow of senseless bravado, who was constantly exposing his life in duels in order to satisfy a silly sense of honor.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

  • Just beyond the smirking family, among the early guests, was Miss Jennie Tupper, the girl with the velvety eyes, and at her side, as icily correct as when the night before she had crushed Snorky's floundering attempt at lady-killing, her sister

    Skippy Bedelle His Sentimental Progress From the Urchin to the Complete Man of the World


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