Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a mannish manner; boldly.

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

  • adverb In a mannish manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Whereas first-century wives like Fulvia, Agrippina Maior, and Agrippina Minor were routinely castigated for acting mannishly, Christianity now encouraged their faithful counterparts to shrug off the temperamental shackles that limited their sex.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • I'm just thinking of how the image of Napolitano mannishly dumping on Palin will play politically.

    "Obama to Dispatch Female Surrogates" -- that NYT headline I flagged last night -- is now: "Obama Camp Turns to Clinton to Counter Palin."

  • Lumbering through the narrow checkout lane at Osco, one girl on each hip, a strong, young son behind, he hugging one gallon, I dangling one from each mannishly strong index finger.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Lumbering through the narrow checkout lane at Osco, one girl on each hip, a strong, young son behind, he hugging one gallon, I dangling one from each mannishly strong index finger.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Lumbering through the narrow checkout lane at Osco, one girl on each hip, a strong, young son behind, he hugging one gallon, I dangling one from each mannishly strong index finger.

    From the archives: Stream of consciousness

  • Lumbering through the narrow checkout lane at Osco, one girl on each hip, a strong, young son behind, he hugging one gallon, I dangling one from each mannishly strong index finger.

    Stream of consciousness

  • As for appearances, Smith had gray eyes, curiously colorless hair kept cropped short, and invariably wore gray, either as a mannishly tailored suit, or a chauffeur's uniform (and somehow, perhaps because she looked so androgynous, no one was scandalized by a woman in trousers).

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • The way the boy stood there holding the telegram, so mannishly determined against tears, it made Mr. Mack finally to heave.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • The way the boy stood there holding the telegram, so mannishly determined against tears, it made Mr. Mack finally to heave.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He found her handsome, though with a mannishly square jaw and sharp features.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

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