- (of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner: He mansplained to her about female friendships.
- to comment on or explain something to someone in such a way: I know some women who are guilty of mansplaining.
- Also called man·spla·na·tion [man-spluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmæn spləˈneɪ ʃən/. such an explanation given to someone, usually a woman.
Origin of mansplain
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