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1manly

adverb man·ly \ˈman-lē\

Definition of MANLY

:  in a manly manner

First Known Use of MANLY

before 12th century

2manly

adjective

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

man·li·erman·li·est

Full Definition of MANLY

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

First Known Use of MANLY

13th century

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