from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being masculine; masculine character or traits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being masculine; masculineness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The degree or property of being masculine or manly; manliness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
  • noun the properties characteristic of the male sex


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From masculine + noun of state suffix -ity. From Latin noun masculinitas, from adjective masculinus, masculine, diminutive of masculus, + noun of state suffix -tas


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