Definitionman who likes women and has many casual and usually short love affairs with them.
See philanderer [SYN] for synonyms.
(1) Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) and Madge Hardwicke (Helen Broderick) in Top Hat (1935):-- Dale: ' Have you any objections if I scare your husband so that he'll never look at another woman? '-- Madge ' Dale, no husband is ever that scared.'
(2) Anna ( Greta Garbo ) to Dolly (Phoebe Foster) about her philandering husband in Anna Karenina (1935): ' You know, Dolly, men like Steva aren't really conscious of deception at all. They put their wives and homes in one compartment and these other women into another.'
(4) Peter's (Tom Selleck) opinion of Jack (Ted Danson) in 3 Men and a Baby (1987): 'The man is one giant gland.'
(6) Ian (Joe Mantegna) and Chazz (Brendan Fraser) watching Pip (Adam Sandler) with Suzzy (Nina Siemaszko) in Airheads (1994):-- Ian: ' How does he do that? '-- Chazz: ' Pip? The man gets his hands on more bumpers than a body shop.'-- Ian: ' With that I-seem-so-stupid-I-must-be-cute routine? '-- Chazz: ' That's the quiet cool. Chics, man, they just lock on it.'
(7) Barbara Mintz (Sheena Larkin) to Helen Hyde (Sean Young) about her philandering husband Oliver Mintz (Stephen Tobolowsky) in Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995): ' Don't flatter yourself. I have to watch him around the family dog.'
(8) Carmen Navarro (Carmen Miranda) and her fiance Lionel Deveraux (Groucho Marx) in Copacabana (1947):-- Carmen: ' Why are you always chasing women? '-- Lionel: ' I'll tell you as soon as I catch one.'
(12) Dick Pepper (Gig Young) explaining to his friend Augie Pool (Richard Widmark) the vicious circle of guilt of the philandering husband in The Tunnel of Love (1958):-- Dick: ' Every time it's over I have a terrific sense of guilt.'-- Augie: ' Oh, but you wait until it's over, hum? '-- Dick: ' Sure. I feel I deserve this guilt. When I don't have it I'm uncomfortable so I try to recapture the guilt by chasing around.'-- Augie: ' So why do you keep chasing around then if it's that much trouble? '-- Dick: ' I've got to get back to that feeling of guilt. (...) I have to suffer for chasing around.'