now dialectal

Word History


Middle English, from past participle of mansweren to swear falsely, from Old English mānswerian, from mān crime, guilt, sin, false oath + swerian to swear; akin to Old Frisian & Old Saxon mēn crime, guilt, false oath, Old High German & Old Norse mein crime, guilt, false oath, Old English mān, adjective, criminal, bad, false

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“Mansworn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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