[ mangks ]
/ mæŋks /


of or relating to the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, or their language.


(used with a plural verb) the inhabitants of the Isle of Man.
the Gaelic of the Isle of Man, virtually extinct.


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Origin of Manx

1565–75; syncopated and metathesized form of earlier Manisk(e) < Old Norse manskr of the Isle of Man, equivalent to Man name of the island + -skr adj. suffix denoting origin (see -ish1) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for manx

/ (mæŋks) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, their language, or their dialect of English


a language of the Isle of Man, belonging to the N Celtic branch of the Indo-European family and closely related to Scottish Gaelic
(functioning as plural) the people of the Isle of Man

Word Origin for Manx

C16: earlier Maniske, from Scandinavian, from Mana Isle of Man + -iske -ish
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