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    Default What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    So, this is my question: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?
    Could both be synonyms?
    And how about "lady-killer"? Is player "more like" lady-killer than womanizer?

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    So, this is my question: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?
    Could both be synonyms?
    And how about "lady-killer"? Is player "more like" lady-killer than womanizer?
    In my dialect of English, "player" has a completely different meaning to "womaniser" and "lady-killer" is very dated.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    So, this is my question: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?
    Could both be synonyms?
    And how about "lady-killer"? Is player "more like" lady-killer than womanizer?
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    As I understand it, no, they are not synonyms.
    A 'player' is someone who is 'detached', meaning he or she doesn't care much about the partner, which doesn't imply he or she sleeps around.
    A 'womanizer' is a man (never heard a woman be called that) who sleeps around.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Whilst I don't think they're synonymous, I can see a connection.

    John: I gather Dave picked up another girl in the club last night.
    Peter: Yup, that's true. That guy is a real player!

    Whilst I don't necessarily think that it makes him a womaniser just because he might go out on a Saturday night and have a one-night stand, I can see how the two could have similar definitions.
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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    I was completely unaware of the use of "player" in that context.

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I was completely unaware of the use of "player" in that context.
    So was I. Some of us are not quite so young as we were once.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    So, player is like lady killer nowadays, right???

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    So, player is like lady killer nowadays, right???
    Where did any of us say that?
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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    Nobody said that. It was just what I thought! Trying to understand the difference among these three words in contexts and situations and the difference of each one. And another word came out of my mind: Pick up artist! And it's to difficult to understand the difference among all of them to those who is studying English as a second language!!!

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    Default Re: What's the difference between player (slang) and womanizer?

    I would say that someone like George Clooney is a "ladykiller" - a charming, handsome man who plenty of women would throw themselves at in a heartbeat.
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