-manship

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See also: manship

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Combination of -man and -ship.

Suffix[edit]

-manship

  1. Holding of a position; e.g. chairmanship.
  2. Expertise, involvement, or special status in an area; e.g. horsemanship, sportsmanship.
    • 1996, Steven H. Gale, Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese, p. 874:
      Stephen Potter is best known for his gamesmanship theory, a cunning, psychological tactic used to best a competitor, on or off the field. His basic "-manship" principle was later incorporate to include many everyday events.
    • 2007, Rice University Neologisms Database:
      Quippmanship n.
      The ability to produce a catchy soundbyte, witty remark, or clever turn of phrase. The art, skill, or ability to create a catchy soundbyte, witty remark, or clever turn of phrase. Formed by an unknown word formation process.
      [affixation; formed from 'quip' + 'manship'].

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