- to explain.
Origin of 'splain
- a combining form extracted from mansplain and meaning “to explain or comment on something in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner, from the perspective of the group one identifies with,” as in ladysplain; whitesplain: racism being whitesplained to a person of color.
Examples from the Web for splain
Historical Examples of splain
This Mr. Splain and the man with the beard are the same, exactly the same.The Winning Clue
James Hay, Jr.
I was just making b'lieve, Gertie; I'll 'splain everything to your mother.The Trail of the Hawk
"I'll splain all in a minit," he said with a deprecating wave of the hand.Tales of the Argonauts
"I'll write to father myself, tomorrow, an' 'splain everything," I announced.Explorers of the Dawn
Mazo de la Roche
"I'll 'splain ever'thing as soon as we get to your rooms," promised Dorothy.The Emerald City of Oz
L. Frank Baum