manhood

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

man·hood

noun \ˈman-ˌhd\

: the qualities (such as strength and courage) that are expected in a man

: the state or condition of being an adult man and no longer a boy

: adult men

Full Definition of MANHOOD

1
:  the condition of being a human being
2
:  qualities associated with men :  manliness
3
:  the condition of being an adult male as distinguished from a child or female
4
:  adult males :  men
5
:  penis

Examples of MANHOOD

  1. He took the comment as a challenge to his manhood.
  2. He grew from boyhood to manhood in a small southern town.
  3. the manhood of a nation

First Known Use of MANHOOD

13th century

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