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slut: male version?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Alaor Santos, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. Alaor Santos

    Alaor Santos Senior Member

    Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil
    Portuguese Brazil
    Hi everyone!

    What do you call a man who is very sexually active and gets all the girls he can? A girl would be called a slut. I would like an informal word for that kind of man, or a slang.

    Thank you
     
  2. tannen2004 Senior Member

    Illinois
    English/USA
    This is a perfect illustration of the double standard that exists. A man who sleeps with many women is usually called "a player" which doesn't have the negative connotation of "a slut". If you want to insist on the negative nature of this behave, the term "a male whore"or more familiarly "a man slut" is used.
     
  3. vtg81 Senior Member

    Italian
    I think a "womanizer".
     
  4. ameretto33

    ameretto33 Junior Member

    English - England
    Colloquially some people say 'man-whore' but I don't think its proper english. I'd go with womanizer.
     
  5. tannen2004 Senior Member

    Illinois
    English/USA
    I guess it depends on what you consider slang, which is what Alaor is looking for. "Womanizer" definitely isn't American slang these days, especially not in my generation.
     
  6. ameretto33

    ameretto33 Junior Member

    English - England
    Also you could call the man a slut, even if it is generally applied to women, it might then be more of an insult.
     
  7. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español

    Agreed. And I also agree that we'd need to know if the original poster would like the term to be pejorative.

    In the meantime, I should point out these threads:
    Man-whore vs. gigolo
    Man-slut
     
  8. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    EEUU-inglés
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