masculinity masculinity  /ˌmæsk jə ˈlɪ nə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the properties characteristic of the male sex
  2. (n) the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

Usage(s):

  1. As dads have begun to act more like moms, old notions of masculinity have come into question.
  2. Beckham, 29, is an icon of modern masculinity at a time when gender roles are changing faster than runway styles.
  3. America is the land of second acts, but still, a gay former child actor who loves magic isn't supposed to return as an icon of cool masculinity.

News

  1. 15 Completely Irrelevant Things People Claim Make You A Man

    Credit: Chaloner Woods/Getty Images It's 2013, yet many guys are still holding onto masculinity standards from decades past that are now, quite frankly, obsolete. Yeah, it's great to have outdoors skills or know how to modify an engine -- but how relevant is that to the average guy's life these days? No, today's "man" can [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. Millennial Guys Are Turning to Makeup

    Manly men. Guy's guy. Nowadays, gender roles are more fluid than they've been in recent decades, redefining masculinity. Men are taking on more of the child care and household chores and worrying about finding a work/life balance. Men (the younger ones, that is), are even starting to embrace traditionally women's grooming products and fashions. So the next time you can't find your Spanx, ladies ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: AdWeek

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Quotes

  1. Dirty Dancing co-star Jennifer Grey, 49, said: "Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on...
    on Sep 15, 2009 By: Jennifer Grey Source: Daily Star

  2. "She should treat femininity as an opportunity and not try to emulate masculinity in politics," Versace said.
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Donatella Versace Source: Times of India

  3. Early last year, the Guardian commentator Steven Wells described gay rugby as a growing force in international sport - "a huge pink Trojan horse planted smack in the centre of American sporting masculinity".
    on May 30, 2008 By: Steven Wells Source: Liverpool Champion

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