Definition of mannish
1 : resembling or suggesting a man rather than a woman
2 : generally associated with or characteristic of a man rather than a woman her mannish clothes
Examples of mannish in a Sentence
She was wearing a hat and mannish clothing.
She had a deep and rather mannish voice.
Recent Examples of mannish from the Web
But no, instead, this childish man (or mannish child?) doubled down.
Annie Callanan, director of program and visitor services for the house, says that Susan, hurt by depictions of suffragettes as ugly and mannish, took pains with her appearance and urged other suffragettes to do the same.
Likewise, the Metallica casting sets a tone for a new breed of Brioni man: more overtly mannish, and provocatively so — tattoos, biceps and all — much like O’Shea himself.
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First Known Use of mannish
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Definition of mannish for English Language Learners
: suitable for or typical of a man rather than a woman : not feminine
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