adjective man·nish \ˈma-nish\

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

Full Definition of MANNISH

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

First Known Use of MANNISH

14th century

Rhymes with MANNISH


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