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"misanthrope," 1570s, from man (n.) + hater. Old English had mannhata "man-hater."

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Examples from the Web for man-hater

Historical Examples

  • They are set up like nine-pins for the Man-Hater to knock down.

    My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Wilkie Collins

  • Is the Man-Hater a true representative of young women, now-a-days?

  • Man-Hater: A woman who, finding herself no longer acceptable to man, flirts with Mephisto.

  • My deluded boy, that is not a woman—it is a Man-Hater—a whited sepulchre full of violent expostulations and injurious epithets.