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

Other Words from womanish

womanishly adverb
womanishness noun

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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, 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, 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 18 Aug. 2022.

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