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



BrE BrE//ˈmænspredɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænspredɪŋ//
[uncountable] (informal, disapproving)
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the practice of a man sitting on public transport with his legs wide apart, taking up more space than he needs and preventing other people from sitting down The subway authority ran a poster campaign against manspreading. Word Origin early 21st cent.: from man and spreading (see spread).