Definition of mansplain in English:

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mansplain

Pronunciation: /manˈsplān/

verb

[with object] informal
(Of a man) explain (something) to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing: I’m listening to a guy mansplain economics to his wife (as noun mansplaining) your response is classic mansplaining
More example sentences
  • He tries to mansplain it with a weak athlete analogy, but she cuts him short.
  • Bravo, too, for the general misogynist stereotyping, victim blaming and general mansplaining.
  • I was accused of "mansplaining" and of writing "a terrible article" that should never have been published.

Derivatives

mansplainer

noun
Example sentences
  • She's somewhat compromised by her romantic attachment to resident "mansplainer" Thomas.
  • He's a compulsive mansplainer.
  • Hopefully not sounding like a know-it-all mansplainer, what you're suffering sounds a lot like the initial days/weeks after my injury.

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of man and explain.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: man·splain

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