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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

Other Words from mannish

mannishly adverb
mannishness noun

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Examples of mannish in a Sentence

She was wearing a hat and mannish clothing. She had a deep and rather mannish voice.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, writers have pondered why the men stayed in the first place, calling Gunness' appearance unwomanly and mannish. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 7 July 2021 White suffragist suits were not only designed for starkness, but to emphasize femininity that many labeled suffragists as devoid of, undercutting them as mannish and ugly. Ko Bragg, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2021 For all its agonies, madness awakens in its sufferers the gift of fairy sight, access to those deepest truths covered up by centuries of mannish toil and industry. Jason Kehe, Wired, 21 Sep. 2020 High-necked blouses were paired with prim midiskirts and mannish jackets for a look that’s a little Left Bank meets SoHo. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2019 Sharon Tal, one of two creative directors at the 65-year-old brand, did a stint as head of embroidery at Alexander McQueen, and her artful handiwork was evident in Maskit’s Fall lineup, which featured robe coats and loose, mannish suits. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2019 Beckham has often played with menswear, offsetting tuxedo jackets with Elizabethan blouses or cutting traditionally mannish wools in more fitted silhouettes. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 22 May 2018 Beckham’s mannish blazer gained a feminine line thanks to a waist-cinching belt and the silhouette worked nicely with skinny trousers. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 12 June 2018 Stylish — yes, but in her opinion, her jaw gave her face a mannish air. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of mannish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mannish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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