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manly

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adverb man·ly \ˈman-lē\

Definition of manly

  1. :  in a manly manner



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of manly

before 12th century


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manly

adjective man·ly

Simple Definition of manly

  • : having or showing qualities (such as strength or courage) that are expected in a man

Full Definition of manly

man·li·erman·li·est

  1. 1 :  having qualities generally associated with a man :  strong, virile

  2. 2 :  appropriate in character to a man <manly sports>

man·li·ness noun

Examples of manly

  1. He wasn't manly enough to fight.

  2. He has a deep, manly voice.



13th Century

First Known Use of manly

13th century



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