also manlike, mid-15c., from man (n.) + like (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for man-like

Historical Examples of man-like

  • Man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • The elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, and the man-like orang-outang are all indigenous.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • Tharon, her face as white as his own, waited in a man-like quiet.

  • The transfer was made and then, man-like, the hunters all clamored for an explanation.

    Polly's Southern Cruise

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • His exercises were such as his employments were like to be, gentle and man-like.