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new mannoun [C]

uk   us   mainly UK
a man who ​believes that women and men are ​equal and should be ​free to do the same things, and who does ​tasks and ​showsemotions that were ​traditionallyconsidered only ​suitable for women: I'm not ​particularly what you would ​call a new man, but I do ​cook, and I ​iron my own ​shirts.
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