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[man-ish] /ˈmæn ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
being typical or suggestive of a man rather than a woman:
mannish clothing styles for women; a mannish voice.
2.
resembling a man, as in size or manner:
a mannish youth.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; replacing Middle English mennish, Old English mennisc; see man1, -ish1
Related forms
mannishly, adverb
mannishness, noun
unmannish, adjective
unmannishly, adverb
unmannishness, noun
Synonyms
1, 2. See manly.
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British Dictionary definitions for un mannish

mannish

/ˈmænɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(of a woman) having or displaying qualities regarded as typical of a man
2.
of or resembling a man
Derived Forms
mannishly, adverb
mannishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un mannish
mannish
O.E. mennisc "human, human-like," from P.Gmc. *mannisko- (cf. O.H.G. mennisc, Goth. mannisks); in some cases a new formation from man (n.) + -ish. Of women, from late 14c. Of adult males (opposed to childish) from 1520s.
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