a combination of -man and -ship, used as an independent suffix with the meaning “skill in a particular activity, especially of a competitive nature”: brinkmanship; grantsmanship; one-upmanship; sometimes compounded with a plural noun by analogy with craftsmanship, marksmanship, sportsmanship, etc.

Nearby words

  1. -lyze,
  2. -machy,
  3. -man,
  4. -mancy,
  5. -mania,
  6. -mantic,
  7. -mas,
  8. -masted,
  9. -meal,
  10. -megalia

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