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mannish

[ man-ish ]
/ ˈmæn ɪʃ /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of mannish

First recorded before 900; Middle English; replacing Middle English mennish,Old English mennisc;see man, -ish1

synonym study for mannish

1, 2. See manly.

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British Dictionary definitions for mannish

mannish
/ (ˈmænɪʃ) /

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

Derived forms of mannish

mannishly, adverbmannishness, noun
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