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    boy who likes to fool around with girls

    Hi, all

    I was wondering..would there be a word that describes a boy "who likes to fool around with many different girls", who has gotten sexually curious as he hits puberty; a word that can be said half-jokingly without hurting his feelings?

    "Womanizer" doesn't seem to cut it as it rather seems to be used to describe someone older and more mature.

    Can you help me find words less serious than that?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    Hi, all

    I was wondering..would there be a word that describes a boy "who likes to fool around with many different girls", who has gotten sexually curious as he hits puberty; a word that can be said half-jokingly without hurting his feelings?

    "Womanizer" doesn't seem to cut it as it seems to be used to describe rather older and mature males.

    Can you help me find words less serious than that?

    Thanks a lot.
    A PC term might be "juvenile sex abuser". In the English-speaker world this is something that is taken seriously as incorrect behaviour, so finding less serious terms might be difficult, and discussing them would present similar obstacles.

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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    "Abuser" or any kind words with the connotation of criminality seems way too harsher a word to use in the context.

    I am simply trying to describe a boy who likes to hang out with different girls a lot because he is getting more sexually active as he grows up.

    Would coming up with one of those long composite words (I don't know what it is called) made of a bunch of words put together using "hyphens" be the only viable option I have?
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    Hound dog.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    I can't think of a simple term in Aust/NZ Eng. for the boy you describe, but a phrase might be something like "he's a budding ladies' man" or "he's a young chat-up merchant".
    I would describe such a character as "eternally hopeful"

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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    I can't think of a simple term in Aust/NZ Eng. for the boy you describe, but a phrase might be something like: "he's a budding ladies' man" or "he's a young chat-up merchant".
    I would describe such a character as "eternally hopeful"

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    a ladies' man... I think that's a keeper.

    Let me ask you (or any other English Kungfu masters out there) a sort of follow-up question.

    Say, if I wanted to tweak one of the viable suggestions that have been gratefully suggested so far in a way that the last name of the boy gets included in the expression (say his last name is Rooney), how should I go about accomplishing that?

    My best shot at it is "Hey Rooney you ladies' man"

    Does it sound natural or would there be better way to phrase it?
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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    OK, "randy little bugger" would have worked here a few years ago. It occurred to me after your first post, but I might have misinterpreted your "who likes to fool around". Of course, it's not to be taken literally. It's probably Aussie slang.

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    Re: boy who likes to fool around with girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    OK, "randy little bugger" would have worked here a few years ago. It occurred to me after your first post, but I might have misinterpreted your "who likes to fool around". Of course, it's not to be taken literally. It's probably Aussie slang.
    That would have been worked in BrE a few years ago - and probably today. I say 'probably', because I am not sure - it's several years since I knew any boys in that age-range.

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    I hate to descend into slang, but in America you would shout, "Hey, Rooney, you horny bastard."

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    young Casanova

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