womanish

[woo m-uh-nish]
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Origin of womanish

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at woman, -ish1
Related formswom·an·ish·ly, adverbwom·an·ish·ness, nounun·wom·an·ish, adjective
Can be confusedeffeminate effete feminine womanish womanly (see synonym study at womanly)

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2. See womanly.
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Related Words for womanish

effeminate, female, womanly

Examples from the Web for womanish

Contemporary Examples of womanish

Historical Examples of womanish

  • But he said to himself that he did not mean to yield to womanish whims—he, a man.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • Or, womanish, do they rest in the common dormitory of a shirt de nuit?

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks

  • You, because of many thousand kisses you have read, think me womanish.

  • Generous or enthusiastic or any of the other womanish adjectives.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • If that was wearing the breeches, I am sure I disgraced them with my worse than womanish fears.

    Flora Lyndsay

    Susan Moodie


British Dictionary definitions for womanish

womanish

adjective
  1. having qualities or characteristics regarded as unsuitable to a strong character of either sex, esp a man
  2. characteristic of or suitable for a woman
Derived Formswomanishly, adverbwomanishness, noun
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