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man about town

noun
1.
a socially active, sophisticated man who frequents fashionable nightclubs, theaters, restaurants, etc.; playboy; boulevardier.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for man about town

man about town

noun
1.
a fashionable sophisticate, esp one in a big city
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Idioms and Phrases with man about town
A man who frequently attends fashionable social functions, as in Fred is quite the man about town these days. This expression, first recorded in 1734, uses town in the sense of “a sophisticated place” as opposed to rural settings.
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