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

  • adj. Of, characteristic of, or natural to a woman. See Synonyms at female.
  • adj. Resembling, imitative of, or suggestive of a woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Suitable to a woman, having the qualities of a woman; effeminate; not becoming a man; -- usually in a reproachful sense. See the Note under effeminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for women; feminine; effeminate: often used in a disparaging or reproachful sense when said of men: as, womanish ways; a womanish, voice; womanish fears.
  • Synonyms Female, Effeminate, etc. See feminine.

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

  • adj. having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men

Etymologies

From woman +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

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