man's man


: a man noted or admired for traditionally masculine interests and activities

Examples of man's man in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of man's man was circa 1896

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“Man's man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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