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- (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.
2011 February 1, Linkins, Jason, “What's Behind The Drive To Redefine Rape In New And Insane Ways?”, The Huffington Post:
- But what's getting all of the attention in the bill is the part where legislators have banded together to mansplain the various shadings of the crime of "rape" to America.
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