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manhattan

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noun, often capitalized man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of manhattan

  1. :  a cocktail consisting of vermouth, whiskey, and sometimes a dash of bitters



Origin and Etymology of manhattan

Manhattan, borough of New York City


First Known Use: 1884

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Manhattan

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geographical name Man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Simple Definition of Manhattan

  • : part of the U.S. city of New York, in the state of New York

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Manhattan

  1. 1 city NE cen Kansas on Kansas River pop 52,281

  2. 2 island 13 miles (21 kilometers) long SE New York on New York Bay

  3. 3 borough of New York City comprising Manhattan Island, several small adjacent islands, & a small area (Marble Hill) on mainland pop 1,585,873

Manhattanite

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MANHATTAN Defined for Kids

Manhattan

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geographical name Man·hat·tan \man-ˈha-tən, mən-\

Definition of Manhattan for Students

  1. 2 part of New York City consisting chiefly of Manhattan Island




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