intransitive verb (-dered; philandering) Etymology: from obsolete philander lover, philanderer, probably from the name Philander Date: 1737 of a man to have casual or illicit sexual relations with a woman or with many women; especially to be sexually unfaithful to one's wife • philanderer noun

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