Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



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.


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!