mennish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mennish (human", also "humanity, mankind), from Old English mennisc (human, natural, humane", also "mankind, human race), from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz (human, humanity), from Proto-Germanic *mann- (man, human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *mAnw- (man), equivalent to men +‎ -ish. Cognate with Old Saxon mennisc, Old High German menniscer, Old Norse menskr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (mannisks). More at man, mannish.

Adjective[edit]

mennish (comparative more mennish, superlative most mennish)

  1. Like or characteristic of men; human; mortal.
  2. (by extension) flawed, imperfect
    • John Bunyan Robinson
      But Men are Mennish, don't seek perfect Men.
  3. Pertaining to men, especially in regards to their characteristics or qualities
    • Jennifer Clare Burke
      I hate men and all things mennish!