[ man-ish ]
/ ˈmæn ɪʃ /


being typical or suggestive of a man rather than a woman: mannish clothing styles for women; a mannish voice.
resembling a man, as in size or manner: a mannish youth.

Origin of mannish

before 900; Middle English; replacing Middle English mennish, Old English mennisc; see man1, -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for mannish


/ (ˈmænɪʃ) /


(of a woman) having or displaying qualities regarded as typical of a man
of or resembling a man

Derived Forms

mannishly, adverbmannishness, noun
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