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mannish

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adjective man·nish \ˈma-nish\

Simple Definition of mannish

  • : suitable for or typical of a man rather than a woman : not feminine

Full Definition of mannish

  1. 1 :  resembling or suggesting a man rather than a woman

  2. 2 :  generally associated with or characteristic of a man rather than a woman <her mannish clothes>

man·nish·ly adverb
man·nish·ness noun

Examples of mannish

  1. She was wearing a hat and mannish clothing.

  2. She had a deep and rather mannish voice.



14th Century

First Known Use of mannish

14th century

Rhymes with mannish



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