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Meaning of “manhood” in the English Dictionary

"manhood" in British English

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manhoodnoun

uk   us   /ˈmæn.hʊd/
[U] the ​state of being a man: The ​story is ​seen through the ​eyes of a ​boy on the ​verge of manhood. A ​celebration is ​held for the ​boy at the ​age when he is ​considered to have ​reached manhood. [U] the ​qualities that are ​consideredtypical of a man: Tall and ​handsome, this ​youngactor is Hollywood's ​ideal of manhood. [U] literary men, ​especially all the men of a ​particularcountry: The flower of the nation's manhood (= the ​bestyoung men in the ​country) was ​killed in the ​war. [U] a man's ​ability to ​express or ​experiencesexualfeelings: Why do you ​think he ​needs to have so many women around him - is it just a way of proving his manhood? [S] humorous penis
(Definition of manhood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manhood" in American English

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manhoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmænˌhʊd/
the ​condition or ​time of being a man: a ​boy on the ​brink of manhood Manhood is also the ​qualities that are ​consideredtypical of a man: He ​feels he has to do ​dangerous things to ​prove his manhood.
(Definition of manhood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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