[ lahyf-muhn-ship ]

  1. the ability to conduct one's life, career, personal relationships, etc., in a successful manner.

  2. the skill or practice of conveying to others a real or apparent sense of one's superiority.

Origin of lifemanship

First recorded in 1945–50; life + -manship; popularized, especially in sense ofdef. 2, by the book Some Notes on Lifemanship (1950) by British author Stephen Potter (1900–69)

Words Nearby lifemanship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023