man about town

man about town

  1. A worldly, social man who frequents fashionable places.
    Synonyms: boulevardier, flaneur
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    • 1886, Punch, volume 91, page 249 ↗:
      For in this quality of “clubbable,” and the value now put upon it, lies the whole secret of change in our fast men, mashers, and men about town.
    • 1902, W. Somerset Maugham, Mrs Craddock, 1992 penguin Classics ed., ISBN 0140185941, page 71:
      To Bertha this was a charm rather than a defect; his bashful candour touched her, and she compared it favourably with the foolish worldliness of the imaginary man about town whose dissipation she always opposed to her husband's virtues.

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