- mannish (adj.)
- Old English mennisc "human, human-like, natural," from Proto-Germanic *manniska- (cognates: Old Saxon mannisc, Old High German mennisc, Gothic mannisks), from *manna- (see man (n.)). In some cases a new formation from man (n.) + -ish.
Sense of "masculine" is from late 14c.; in reference to women seen as masculine, from late 14c. Of adult males (opposed to childish) from 1520s. Related: Mannishly; mannishness. The Proto-Germanic adjective became, in some languages, a noun meaning "human" (such as German Mensch), and in Old English mannish also was used as a noun "mankind, folk, race, people."
- 1. She shook hands in a mannish way, her grip dry and firm.
- 2. Her voice was mannish.
- 3. " Now, don't forget about that,'said one of the mannish women.
- “ 喂, 别忘记那件事, "那两个像男人的女人中的一个说.
来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
- 4. The girls usually got rough and mannish after they went to herding.
- 5. What a mannish way to stitch on a button!
[ mannish 造句 ]