mansplainer

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mansplain +‎ -er.

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mansplainer (plural mansplainers)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory, chiefly Internet) One (especially a man) who mansplains.
    • 2009 May 8, Karen Healey, “A woman's born to weep and fret”, Karen Healey's Livejournal, accessed on 2012-05-26:
      Think about the men you know. Do any of them display that delightful mixture of privilege and ignorance that leads to condescending, inaccurate explanations, delivered with the rock-solid conviction of rightness and that slimy certainty that of course he is right, because he is the man in this conversation?

      That dude is a mansplainer.

    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:mansplainer.

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