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

  • n. The quality or condition of being masculine.
  • n. Something traditionally considered to be characteristic of a male.

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  • n. The degree or property of being masculine or manly; manliness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being masculine; masculine character or traits.

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

  • n. the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
  • n. the properties characteristic of the male sex


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From masculine + noun of state suffix -ity. From Latin noun masculinitas, from adjective masculinus, masculine, diminutive of masculus, + noun of state suffix -tas



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