Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Isle of Man or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. The people of the Isle of Man.
  • n. The extinct Goidelic language of the Manx.
  • n. A Manx cat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the Isle of Man and/or its Celto-Germanic people.
  • adj. Relating to the Manx language (also known as Manx Gaelic), a Goidelic language of the Celtic family.
  • adj. Relating to the Manx cat breed.
  • n. A member or descendant of the Celto-Germanic people of the Isle of Man; a Manxman or Manxwoman.
  • n. A breed of domestic cat native to the Isle of Man, principally characterized by suppression of the tail, and with a short-haired coat and rounded, cobby body.
  • n. A cat of the Manx breed; a Manx cat.
  • proper n. Manx Gaelic, a Goidelic Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants.
  • proper n. The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the Isle of Man, situated in the Irish Sea, between England and Ireland, or to its language.
  • n. The native language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, which belongs to the Gadhelic branch of the Celtic tongues, and is thus closely allied to the Irish and the Gaelic.
  • n. plural Natives or inhabitants of the Isle of Man; Manxmen.
  • n. [lowercase] The shearwater, Puffinus anglorum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Isle of Man or its inhabitants or their language
  • n. the ancient Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man; the language is sometimes used on ceremonial occasions
  • n. a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man

Etymologies

Alteration of Old Norse *Mansk, from Mon, Man-, Isle of Man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Altered from Maniske, from assumed Old Norse *manskr, an adjectival form of Mon ("Isle of Man"), from Old Irish Mana. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Harry Manx is set to play at the Centrepoint Theatre on Dec. 9 with Michael Kaeshammer!

    2006 June « Mudpuddle

  • “First, the language is called Manx, the native tongue of the Isle of Man,” he said at last.

    Malice

  • Its inhabitants also have, though only just, their own language called Manx.

    Malice

  • So-called Manx cats have tails from one to a few inches long, but these are crosses of the Manx and the ordinary cat.

    Concerning Cats My Own and Some Others

  • Dubbed Manx, after the female underwear brand Spanx, the stretchy fabric is said to lift and firm flabby backsides, suck in beer bellies and smooth away so called love handles.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Cavendish, a sprint specialist dubbed the Manx Missile, said: "I'm coming into the event off the back of a fantastic Tour de France - the British fans out there were brilliant and their support really helped to spur me on, but you can't beat the support of a home crowd and I'm hoping the fans will turn out at the test event to support me and the team."

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Asked whether an appearance fee had enticed him, Cavendish, who is known as the Manx

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Snob, that should be 'Manx Missile', Cav being from the Isle of Man the adjective of which is 'Manx' for reasons unknown to science.

    BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

  • Residents of the Isle of Man are referred to as "Manx".

    Errata, Erotica and Arcana: From Winning Rides to Theme Rides

  • "Manx" _ which conjures up the unfortunate association with tailless Manx cats _ a breed that takes its name, ironically, from its origin on the Isle of Man.

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