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A man who is able to easily woo women, especially with the aim of having sex with them. He had a reputation of being a ladies' man, so she was apprehensive about going on a date with him. Dan's become something of a ladies' man ever since he got divorced.
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Fig. a man who likes the company of women and whose company is liked by women, the suggestion being that he likes to flirt with them. John is a real ladies' man. He hates all-male parties. The new boss is always flirting with the women in the office. He's a bit of a ladies' man.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also lady's man. A man who enjoys and attracts the company of women. For example, Because women seemed to seek him out at parties, Brian got the reputation for being quite a ladies' man . [Late 1700s]
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a ˈladies’ mana man who likes the company of women and is successful with them: Jim had always been a bit of a ladies’ man, and he didn’t marry until he was 45.
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A man who puts himself out to be attractive to women and is very attentive to them. This term dates from the eighteenth century, and presumably contrasts such a person with the strong silent type known as a man’s man. William Cowper used the expression in Tiroc (1784): “A slave at court, elsewhere a lady’s man.” See also macho.
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