When an otherwise fully capable man acts like he's in distress, and instead of being self-reliant about it, he chooses to act like a woman that needs rescuing from other able-bodied and capable men.
Look at the fully grown man standing in his wife's robe and bunny slippers, sipping his coffee, and fixing his hair, while that other hard-working guy mows his lawn.

Damn, he sure looks like a 'mansel in distress' to me.
by TheNameBakerReturns1nceAgain February 01, 2012
A guy who needs rescuing.
"My boyfriend was sick this weekend and stayed in bed. He's such a Mansel-in-Distress sometimes, but it's sweet."

distress damsel mansel
by ladywildrose December 04, 2013

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