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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.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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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.

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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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