Definition of mansplain verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mansplain

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪn//
 
(informal, disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mansplain
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪn//
 
he / she / it mansplains
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪnz//
 
past simple mansplained
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪnd//
 
past participle mansplained
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪnd//
 
-ing form mansplaining
BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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mansplain something (to somebody) (of a man) to explain something to a woman in a way that shows he thinks he knows and understands more than she does I don't really need economics mansplained to me. Word Origin early 21st cent.: blend of man and explain.