life·​man·​ship ˈlīf-mən-ˌship How to pronounce lifemanship (audio)
: the skill or practice of achieving superiority or an appearance of superiority over others (as in conversation) by perplexing and demoralizing them

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lifemanship was in 1949

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“Lifemanship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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