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English definition of “manly”


adjective     /ˈmæ approving
having the qualities that people think a man should have: He has such a manly voice . My mother used to tell me it wasn't manly for little boys to cry .Gender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of men manliness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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