womanish

adjective
wom·​an·​ish | \ ˈwu̇-mə-nish How to pronounce womanish (audio) \

Definition of womanish

1 : associated with or characteristic of women rather than men
2 : suggestive of a weak character : effeminate womanish fears

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Other Words from womanish

womanishly adverb
womanishness noun

Examples of womanish in a Sentence

such displays of emotion were once considered womanish and unseemly for a man she had a womanish gentleness, especially when dealing with children, that he loved
Recent Examples on the Web And then there’s Trump’s temperament, which is, and not to be a traitor to my sex, on the womanish side. Lili Anolik, Vanities, "Donald Trump’s Biggest Mistake Might Have Been Getting Elected," 19 June 2017 And then there’s Trump’s temperament, which is, and not to be a traitor to my sex, on the womanish side. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Donald Trump’s Biggest Mistake Might Have Been Getting Elected," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of womanish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Womanish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womanish. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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womanish

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How to pronounce womanish (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of womanish

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

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