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playboy

[pley-boi] /ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a man who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, especially one who is of comfortable means.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; play + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for play boy

playboy

/ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a man, esp one of private means, who devotes himself to the pleasures of nightclubs, expensive holiday resorts, female company, etc
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Word Origin and History for play boy

playboy

n.

1829, "wealthy bon vivant," from play (v.) + boy. Fem. equivalent playgirl first recorded 1934. As the name of a U.S. based magazine for men, from December 1953.

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Slang definitions & phrases for play boy

playboy

noun

A man devoted to amusement; bon vivant; good-time charlie, man-about-town (1829+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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