Definitions for playboyˈpleɪˌbɔɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

play•boyˈpleɪˌbɔɪ(n.)

  1. a man who pursues a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of playboy:

1620–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. playboy, man-about-town, Corinthian(noun)

    a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure

Wiktionary

  1. playboy(Noun)

    A man who does not work, but devotes himself to a life of pleasure, often sexual, without commitments or responsibilities.

  2. Playboy(Noun)

    A Playboy magazine.

  3. Playboy(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a hedonistic philosophy and idealized women with exaggerated sexual characteristics.

  4. Playboy(ProperNoun)

    A brand of adult magazines introduced in the United States.

Freebase

  1. Playboy

    Playboy is an American men's magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. Playboy is one of the world's best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide. The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse and Margaret Atwood. With a regular display of full-page color cartoons, it became a showcase for notable cartoonists, including Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Erich Sokol and Rowland B. Wilson. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes and race car drivers. The magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

playboy(noun)

a rich man who spends his time and money on pleasure.

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