lifemanship

noun
life·​man·​ship | \ ˈlīf-mən-ˌship How to pronounce lifemanship (audio) \

Definition of lifemanship

: the skill or practice of achieving superiority or an appearance of superiority over others (as in conversation) by perplexing and demoralizing them

First Known Use of lifemanship

1949, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About lifemanship

Time Traveler for lifemanship

Time Traveler

The first known use of lifemanship was in 1949

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near lifemanship

lifeman

lifemanship

life mask

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for lifemanship

Cite this Entry

“Lifemanship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lifemanship. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!