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Philanʹdering

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Coquetting with a woman; paying court, and leading her to think you love her, but never declaring your preference. The word is coined from Philander, the Dutch knight who coquetted with Gabriʹna (q.v.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Pharos
Pharsalia
Pheasant
Phebe
Phelis
Phenomenon (plural, phenomena)
Phidias
Phigalian Marbles
Philadelphia Stones
Philander (in Orlando Furioso)
Philandering
Philanthropist (The)
Philemon and Baucis
Philip
Philip Nye (in Hudibras)
Philip Quarl
Philippe Egalité
Philippic
Philippins
Philips (John)
Philisides