adjective, man·li·er, man·li·est.
Origin of manly
Examples from the Web for manly
There are many others getting their footing, like Androgyny and Original Tomboy, all manly duds for anyone.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style|Nina Strochlic|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a short time there was Zima Gold, which was slightly amber and almost had bourbon like taste to it — for the manly Zima man.
Many found this to echo a Stepford Wife mentality of women: Women like stories and language, not impersonal, cold, manly numbers!
When your son gets older, you might encourage him to do manly and practical things, like building bridges or dams.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many folks regard the manly appeal these pols are peddling as a bad thing.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness|Michelle Cottle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The tendency of Alger stories is to the formation of an honorable, manly character.Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol|Alan Douglas
And now with his manly clothes and his manly pipe he was to be so happy!
Manly, himself, did not oppose her departure; he felt it was best she should go.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart|Caroline Lee Hentz
Boys learn a manly and protecting tenderness, and the girls become at once more feminine and more truthful.
Montbarts was a young man of about seven or eight-and-twenty, with manly and marked features, and a fixed and piercing eye.The Buccaneer Chief|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for manly
adjective -lier or -liest
Word Origin and History for manly
c.1200, "human; characteristic of human beings," from man (n.) + -ly (1). Sense of "possessing virtues proper to a male person" (resoluteness, steadfastness, reliability) is from early 13c. Meaning "masculine" is attested from late 14c. Old English had werlic "male, masculine, manly."