man's man


Definition of man's man

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

Examples of man's man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harry is, by all accounts, a guy's guy, a man's man, a role model for masculinity. John Duffy, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 Performances by Musgraves, Clark, Ballerini, McBryde, Ell, Lillie Mae and the rest of their Stagecoach sisters in rhyme helped remind festivalgoers that today's country music isn't strictly a man's man's man's world. Randy Lewis,, 30 Apr. 2018 The worker shouted at the man, then climbed the ladder the man stood on, pulling at the man's man's leg. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, 27 Oct. 2017 Swanson was a man's man, and Offerman shares almost all these burly traits. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, 15 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'man's man.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of man's man

circa 1896, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About man's man

Time Traveler for man's man

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near man's man

man's best friend

man's man

man's motherwort

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for man's man

Cite this Entry

“Man's man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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