verb (used with or without object)
(of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner:
He mansplained to her about female friendships.
to comment on or explain something to someone in such a way:
I know some women who are guilty of mansplaining.
Also called mansplanation [man-spluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmæn spləˈneɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA). such an explanation given to someone, usually a woman.
[mahn shprikht doich] /ˈmɑn ˈʃprɪxt ˈdɔɪtʃ/ German. 1. German is spoken (here).
[man-stee-ling] /ˈmænˌsti lɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of kidnapping.
[man-swi-tood, -tyood] /ˈmæn swɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. mildness; gentleness: the mansuetude of Christian love. /ˈmænswɪˌtjuːd/ noun 1. (archaic) gentleness or mildness n. “tameness, gentleness, mildness,” late 14c., from Latin mansuetudo “tameness, mildness, gentleness,” noun of state from past participle stem of mansuescere “to tame,” literally “to accustom to the hand,” from manus “hand” (see manual […]
[man-tuh; Spanish mahn-tah] /ˈmæn tə; Spanish ˈmɑn tɑ/ noun, plural mantas [man-tuh z; Spanish mahn-tahs] /ˈmæn təz; Spanish ˈmɑn tɑs/ (Show IPA) 1. (in Spain and Spanish America) a cloak or wrap. 2. the type of blanket or cloth used on a horse or mule. 3. Military. a movable shelter formerly used to protect besiegers, […]
noun 1. an inlet of the Pacific, on the W coast of Ecuador.