masculinity

noun
mas·​cu·​lin·​i·​ty | \ ˌma-skyə-ˈli-nə-tē How to pronounce masculinity (audio) \

Definition of masculinity

: the quality or nature of the male sex : the quality, state, or degree of being masculine or manly challenging traditional notions about masculinity and femininity … a style which alternates between a polished grace and blunt masculinity.— Stuart Keate The man controlling his environment is today the prevailing American image of masculinity.— Susan Faludi

First Known Use of masculinity

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of masculinity was in 1613

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“Masculinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masculinity. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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masculinity

noun
mas·​cu·​lin·​i·​ty | \ ˌmas-kyə-ˈlin-ət-ē How to pronounce masculinity (audio) \
plural masculinities

Medical Definition of masculinity

: the quality, state, or degree of being masculine measurement of masculinity or femininityPsychological Abstracts

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