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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English manhode, also manhede (> English manhead), equivalent to man +‎ -hood. Cognate with Middle Low German manheit (manhood), German Mannheit (manhood).

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manhood (countable and uncountable, plural manhoods)

  1. The state of being man as a human being.
    He feared the speedy decline of all manhood.
  2. The state of being a man, as distinguished from a child or a woman.
    He was a strapping youth poised on the brink of manhood.
  3. The qualities ascribed to manliness, such as courage, bravery and resolve.
  4. (euphemistic) The male genitalia.
    She spied on him in the shower and glimpsed his manhood.
  5. Men, considered as a group.

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