Manx

adjective
\ ˈmaŋ(k)s How to pronounce Manx (audio) \

Definition of Manx

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Isle of Man, its people, or the Manx language

Manx

noun

Definition of Manx (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the Celtic language of the Manx people
2 plural in construction : the people of the Isle of Man
3 : manx cat

First Known Use of Manx

Adjective

circa 1563, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Manx

Adjective

alteration of Maniske, from Old Norse *manskr, from Mana Isle of Man

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“Manx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manx. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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