Imitative or suggestive of a man rather than a woman.
Having a quality usually regarded as belonging to or right for a man.
Of or relating to men; masculine.
Origin of mannish
- From Middle English mannisshe, mannysh, from earlier mennish (“human", also "humanity, mankind"), from Old English mennisc (“human, natural, humane", also "mankind, humnan race"), from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz (“human, humanity"), from Proto-Germanic *mann- (“man, human, person"), from Proto-Indo-European *mAnw- (“man"), equivalent to man +"Ž -ish. Cognate with Dutch mens (“human"), German Mensch (“human being"), Danish mennesk (“human"), Icelandic manneskju (“person, human being"). More at man, mennish.