mannish

adjective man·nish \ ˈma-nish \

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

mannishly

adverb

mannishness

noun

Examples of mannish in a Sentence

  1. She was wearing a hat and mannish clothing.

  2. She had a deep and rather mannish voice.

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First Known Use of mannish

14th century


MANNISH Defined for English Language Learners

mannish

adjective

Definition of mannish for English Language Learners

  • : suitable for or typical of a man rather than a woman : not feminine



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