What's the feminine version of womanizer?
Man-eater and vamp are a little bit "slangy" compared to
Per Neil's comment to the question itself, bitch isn't really relevant to the meanings involved here.
Per comments/discussion below, it's probably impossible to come up with a "feminine version of womanizer" that only switches the gender without implying other differences. Language reflects social attitudes, biology, etc., so even a structurally trivial distinction such as seducer/seductress unavoidably entails gender-based preconceptions that OP is probably seeking to avoid.
Man-eater is one term sometimes used.
You could say vamp.
"A woman who attracts men sexually, then seduces and exploits them" (Chambers)
Wanton is probably the closest term. Dictionary.com define the word as "a lascivious person, especially a woman." There's a good discussion on "What is the female equivalent of 'philanderer'? on Quora, and it explores the complex nuances involved in comparing the sexes in this regard.
Personally, I like female Don Juan, a term applied to Carla Bruni in a recent biography. The term coveys a sense of direct power and control that is typically is missing in describing women who have multiple sexual partners.
One that comes to mind is man-chaser. Another common slang term with a similar meaning is boy-crazy, though it doesn't have the same sexual connotation.
A natural follow-up question is, "why is there no such word as manizer?" There is a language log post that discusses the coinage of this word, with the main argument against manizer being the awkwardness of the monosyllabic root with the -ize suffix. The comments suggest a number of interesting alternatives.
I suggest "loose woman" as an alternative to the very derogatory term "slut." Although "loose woman" also carries a sermonizing attitude, neither is such an implication entirely absent from "womanizer." The latter is certainly not a term of praise.
Were it not for the usual sexual asymmetry present in our language and culture, "loose man" would be a reasonable synonym for "womanizer."
I also agree with the suggestion above that "man-chaser" is a good equivalent, and probably better than "loose woman."
Please excuse me if you find these terms profane but, my grandmother would refer to woman who chases men as a
slut, although this is sometimes used to describe a girl as dirty or messy. I do recall a man using the term to describe another who was especially open and active in his choice of bedfellows.
I've often heard the rather coarse term
slag used as slang but I would suggest this reflects negatively on the user.
I assume these both share a common route with the old fashoined term
slattern which in turn leads me to consider
brazen hussy or
'Siren' carries a connotation that the object of her attractions is doomed to disaster.
A girl or a woman who has a reputation for promiscuity.
Slut. Slut: Disparaging and Offensive. a sexually promiscuous woman, or a woman who behaves or dresses in an overtly sexual way.
Not the nicest or most proper word, but IMO definitely the most accurate.
might not be a bad choice either. Although it tends to be gender neutral, it seems to be used more commonly with reference to women.
promiscuous: Characterized by or involving indiscriminate mingling or association, especially having sexual relations with a number of partners on a casual basis.
What about wench?
wench (wnch) n. 1. A young woman or girl, especially a peasant girl. 2. A woman servant. 3. A wanton woman. intr.v. wenched, wench·ing, wench·es To consort or engage in sex with wanton women. Used of a man.
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