mansplain

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Blend of man and explain, after mansplaining.

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mansplain (third-person singular simple present mansplains, present participle mansplaining, simple past and past participle mansplained)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory, chiefly Internet) To explain (something) condescendingly (to a female listener), especially to explain something the listener already knows, presuming that she has an inferior understanding of it because she is a woman.

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