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1. Of or relating to men; masculine: "As a junior tennis player ... I felt betrayed at around fourteen when so many of these single-minded flailing boys became abruptly mannish and tall" (David Foster Wallace)."It was better for a woman ... to stand back, keep quiet, and let the men work out their mannish problems" (Maya Angelou).
2. Imitative or suggestive of a man rather than a woman: "Her ring sinks into the fourth finger of her square, mannish hands" (Mary Gordon).

man′nish·ly adv.
man′nish·ness n.


adv dressmaskulin; walk, behavewie Männer/ein Mann
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Drawn together under black and white shadows, two women mannishly dressed with hats, jackets, white shirts, and ties affectionately eye each other with looks of pleasure.
He describes her "swaying her tall, mannishly slender body as she groped persistently at the door to force an entrance" (McAlmon 1992, 60).
The narrator, Files, describes one of her haunts through heteronormative eyes: "The room was full of mannish-looking, or at least mannishly groomed women, except that the word 'groomed' could not be used with people who looked as the ones in this room did.