mansplaining

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of man and explaining.

Noun[edit]

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mansplaining (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly Internet) The act of explaining (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.
    • 2013, Debbie Cerda, "Foreward", in Austin Beer: Capital City History on Tap, American Palate (2013), ISBN 9781626190948, page 7:
      Or perhaps it's because I empathize with the phenomenon of mansplaining that happens too often to women in the craft beer community.

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Verb[edit]

mansplaining

  1. Present participle of mansplain.

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