Definition of masculine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmæskjəlɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæskjəlɪn//
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  1. 1the masculine [singular] the masculine gender (= form of nouns, adjectives and pronouns) See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2[countable] a masculine word or word form See related entries: Grammar
  3. compare feminine, neuter
    Word Originlate Middle English (in grammatical use): via Old French from Latin masculinus, from masculus ‘male’.
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