Definition of Manx in English:

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Pronunciation: /maŋks/


Relating to the Isle of Man.
Example sentences
  • Because the boat sank in Isle of Man waters, the Manx government has jurisdiction over the investigation.
  • Hangover gone, we headed to the small fishing port of Peel for a trip to the House of Manannan, an award winning £6m heritage centre detailing Manx history.
  • ‘They were no trouble for the Manx police,’ he recalls with a smile.


1 [mass noun] The Celtic language formerly spoken in the Isle of Man.
Example sentences
  • Celtic languages, Erse, Gaelic, Manx, and Welsh, continue to be spoken in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and Wales.
  • The Manx Society has sought to sustain Manx as the second language of the island.
  • What do Manx, Faeroese, Gaelic, Welsh, Hebrew, Yiddish and Mohawk all share?
2 (the Manx) Manx people collectively.
Example sentences
  • The nightlife isn't diverse, or even very good, but the Manx throw themselves into their evenings and weekends with the enthusiasm of people semi-trapped on an island.
  • If the Manx were still facing problems in 1914, the development of Mannin would have been key in countering this image of the Island as a county of England.
  • By 1100, the awareness of urbanized life had certainly arrived amongst many of the Scots, Irish, Manx, and Welsh, even if the experience was largely yet to come.



Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋksmən/
noun (plural Manxmen)
Example sentences
  • Another, a Manxman, exercising the oracular privilege which maritime tradition allowed to seamen of his nation, contradicts this by declaring that if Ahab's corpse is ever examined, this livid line will be found to be a birthmark.
  • ‘Not the best way to start a rally,’ the 29-year-old Manxman said.
  • Throughout this distinguished progress, Kermode the Manxman has preserved a certain distance and difference from the English establishment and its habitual attitudes.


Pronunciation: /ˈmaŋksˌwʊmən/
noun (plural Manxwomen)
Example sentences
  • He considered her more suited to the collection of Manx folklore than he was himself: ‘You must carry on in future the work for which you have so much better qualifications and it is more legitimate for you as a Manxwoman.’
  • Here on this island between Britain and Ireland, Manxwomen become the first women in the world to vote in national elections.
  • Typical of the Manxwoman’s dress was the sunbonnet, worn when working in the fields.


From Old Norse, from Old Irish Manu 'Isle of Man' + -skr (equivalent of -ish1).

Words that rhyme with Manx

Franks, Hanks, Shanks

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Line breaks: Manx

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