slang Emotional pain or trauma experienced by a man, often that which is triggered by traumatic or violent events happening to others in his life. Typically used to refer to the depiction of this in works of fiction, such as movies, TV shows, and books. Naturally, this dude has some tragic backstory—get ready for some manpain! Ugh, why does this author insist on using female characters as vehicles for manpain?
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