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mansplain

[man-spleyn] /ˈmænˌspleɪn/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
(of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner:
He mansplained to her about female friendships.
2.
to comment on or explain something to someone in such a way:
I know some women who are guilty of mansplaining.
noun
3.
Also called mansplanation [man-spluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmæn spləˈneɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA). such an explanation given to someone, usually a woman.
Origin
2005-2010
2005-10; man1 + 'splain
Related forms
mansplainer, noun
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