Manly



[man-lee] /ˈmæn li/

adjective, manlier, manliest.
1.
having qualities traditionally ascribed to , as strength or bravery.
2.
pertaining to or suitable for males:
manly sports.
adverb
3.
Archaic. in a manly manner.
/ˈmænlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
possessing qualities, such as vigour or courage, generally regarded as appropriate to or typical of a man; masculine
2.
characteristic of or befitting a man: a manly sport
adj.

c.1200, “human; characteristic of human beings,” from man (n.) + -ly (1). Sense of “possessing virtues proper to a male person” (resoluteness, steadfastness, reliability) is from early 13c. Meaning “masculine” is attested from late 14c. Old English had werlic “male, masculine, manly.”

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