womanish

[ woo m-uh-nish ]
/ ˈwʊm ə nɪʃ /

adjective

womanlike or feminine.
weakly feminine; effeminate.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. woman-to-woman,
  2. woman-year,
  3. womanfully,
  4. womanhood,
  5. womaniser,
  6. womanist,
  7. womanize,
  8. womanizer,
  9. womanizing,
  10. womankind

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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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 Formswomanishly, adverbwomanishness, noun

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