Definition of Don juan

1. Noun. A legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas.

Generic synonyms: Lord, Noble, Nobleman

2. Noun. Any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman).
Geographical relationships: Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain
Generic synonyms: Philanderer, Womaniser, Womanizer

Definition of Don juan

1. Noun. A man who obsessively seduces women; a philanderer. ¹

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Medical Definition of Don juan

1. In psychiatry, a term used to denote males with compulsive sexual or romantic overactivity, usually with a succession of female partners. Origin: Legendary Spanish nobleman. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Don Juan

Dominican monetary unit
Dominican order
Dominican peso
Dominion Day
Don Budge
Don Juans
Don Luchino Visconti Conte di Modrone
Don Marquis
Don Quixote
Don Quixotes
Don River
Donald Arthur Glaser
Donald Barthelme
Donald Ducks
Donald Glaser
Donald Robert Perry Marquis

Literary usage of Don juan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE FATE OF don juan From <don juan: or, The Feast of the ... don juan and his servant Sganarelle enter, with Don Louis, the father of the dissolute hero. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"seen, brought up as a youth with his uncle don juan, as a companion in his Studie« and his sports. Indeed, since 1559 they had rarely quitted each other. ..."

3. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"King and don juan; which he had from the beginning contrived to be ; don juan being very glad to find he ... The matter was fo well carried, that don juan ..."

4. Lord Byron as a Satirist in Verse by Claude Moore Fuess (1912)
"CHAPTER VIII "don juan" WITH the exception of The Ring and the Book, ... 1 "This poem [don juan] carries with it at once the stamp of originality and ..."

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