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or man-size

[man-sahyzd] /ˈmænˌsaɪzd/
adjective, Informal.
large; big; generous:
a man-sized sandwich.
a man-sized undertaking.
Origin of man-sized
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for man-sized
Historical Examples
  • For when the boy raised his feet with each stride, the man-sized, hob-nailed boots which encased them failed to lift in turn.

  • He thought himself into a man-sized headache and found no answers.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • If you had a man-sized trouble, there might be some excuse for you.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • “This promises to be a man-sized blizzard,” Louise observed uneasily.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate Mildred A. Wirt
  • You've showed you're man-sized several ways since you been in The Corner.

    Gunman's Reckoning Max Brand
  • The man-sized drink, taken on a totally empty stomach, almost nauseated him.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • He is now doing a man-sized job in the business and philanthropic life of his home city.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • Now there'd be a good twenty minutes before a man-sized drink accumulated.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • I bet you Inglesby's got to fork over a man-sized bucket of dough per, to keep him.

  • It swelled to the size of a football, then was man-sized, and growing to the size of a huge tank that filled most of the tent.

    The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for man-sized


of a size appropriate for or convenient for a man
(informal) big; large
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for man-sized



Large; hefty: Crump bet man-sized money (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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