manhood

[ man-hood ]
/ ˈmæn hʊd /

noun

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Origin of manhood

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at man, -hood

OTHER WORDS FROM manhood

pre·man·hood, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for manhood

manhood
/ (ˈmænhʊd) /

noun

the state or quality of being a man or being manly
men collectively
archaic the state of being human
informal, jocular a euphemism for a man's genitalia
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