• Like or characteristic of men.


  • Modern uses are probably men + -ish.
  • Older ones may be from Middle English mennish, from Old English mennisÄ‹, from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, from Proto-Indo-European *mon- or *men-; synchronically analyzable as man + -ish. mannish, mensk, mense, and mensch.

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