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



BrE BrE//ˈmænspleɪnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspleɪnɪŋ//
[uncountable] (informal, disapproving)
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the practice of a man explaining something to a woman in a way that shows he thinks he knows and understands more than she does It was a classic piece of mansplaining. Word Origin early 21st cent.: from man and explaining (see explain).

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