mannishly


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man·nish

 (măn′ĭsh)
adj.
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.
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mannishly

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 viewer sees a section of the restaurant as the shot switches from a medium to a long shot.) Carey continues walking around the restaurant and bumps into the mannishly attired woman as she rises from her table.
Howard refers to the same case of "women dressing mannishly in the streets of London" around 1620 and notes that these instances of female crossdressing were understood as "transgressing both class and gender boundaries" (420).