Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being manly, or of possessing the distinctive attributes of a man; character or conduct worthy of a man; manhood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being manly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun set of qualities, traits and abilities considered appropriate to man; similarity to man
  • noun euphemistic male genitals

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

  • noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male

Etymologies

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manly +‎ -ness

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