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When describing someone who pursues a large number of women, then what's the difference between lady-killer and womanizer?

Lady-killer sounds like, it's doesn't involve any sexual relationship unless womanizer, I bet.

So what do you think?
  • Maurice le difficile

    Senior Member
    Français, Québec
    I could be wrong, as the terms are not all that well defined, but when I hear them I interpret them as follows: A womanizer tries to get with every woman he meets, more or less successfully, while a lady-killer is quite attractive and smooth, and the ladies want to get with HIM.


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    English-Ireland (top end)
    A lady-killer is attractive to women.
    A womaniser wishes he were.

    I suspect that we are picking out the differentiators here.
    Somewhere in the middle, there is not a great deal of difference.
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