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man's man

A man known for partaking in traditionally masculine activities. Frank spends all of his free time playing sports, hanging out with his buddies, and working on cars. He's a real man's man.
See also: man

a man's man

a man whose personality is such that he is more popular and at ease with other men than with women.
This expression was apparently first used in George Du Maurier's story The Martian ( 1897 ), where the man's man is defined as ‘a good comrade par excellence, a frolicsome chum, a rollicking boon-companion, a jolly pal’. A man's woman , which dates from the early 20th century, is a woman who is more at ease with men than with other women.
1991 Men's Health Masculinity used to be simple to define. If you had hair on your chest and a deep voice, and belonged to a club that excluded women, you were masculine, or, as was the phrase of the time, ‘a man's man’.
See also: man

a ˈman’s man

a man who is more popular with men than with women
See also: man
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