womanish

[ woom-uh-nish ]
/ ˈwʊm ə nɪʃ /

adjective

womanlike or feminine.
weakly feminine; effeminate.

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Origin of womanish

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see origin at woman, -ish1

synonym study for womanish

2. See womanly.

OTHER WORDS FROM womanish

wom·an·ish·ly, adverbwom·an·ish·ness, nounun·wom·an·ish, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH womanish

effeminate, effete, feminine, womanish , womanly(see synonym study at womanly).
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British Dictionary definitions for womanish

womanish
/ (ˈwʊmənɪʃ) /

adjective

having qualities or characteristics regarded as unsuitable to a strong character of either sex, esp a man
characteristic of or suitable for a woman

Derived forms of womanish

womanishly, adverbwomanishness, noun
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