mannish mannish

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) resembling or imitative of or suggestive of a man rather than a woman
  2. (adj) characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman

Usage(s):

  1. Tragically, though, many women still live in denial, concealing their condition under mannish blazers and suit jackets, forgoing the many topless forms of employment.
  2. Each has a bar-lounge, the Century's, mannish, leathery, the Broadway's, like an intimate cocktail room.
  3. Among lesbians, a butch, dyke or bull dyke is a mannish woman who seeks a femmea passive, dependent partner.

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  1. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour writes in the current issue that Clinton is behind the times - "The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying...... This is America,...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Anna Wintour Source: FOXNews

  2. At one point, Klein writes that when Clinton was the first lady, one of her top aides was "dark-haired [and] mannish looking."
    on Jul 16, 2005 By: Edward Klein Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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