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An explanation (usually by a man to a woman) to explain why she shouldn't have found the sexist thing he just said, sexist.
"When I told him my looks shouldn't have any bearing on my ability to do my job, he told me to relax and gave a long mansplanation about how I should take being told I'm pretty as a compliment."
by unrest655321 October 15, 2015
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1. The explanation of a man's way of thinking, actions or thought process, to friends typically, in such a way that does violate sacred, holy, man law, nor the customs of manliness.

2. Also functions as the act of explaining ones feelings or emotions to a woman or man, in a practical, logical, manly way.
John's mansplanation for changing his outfit several times over before hitting the bars, was accepted by both his male and female peers, without derision.
by Das Hatter December 27, 2011
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Men's attempt to define women's reality without understanding women's lived experience.
see all men's definitions of mansplain, mansplaining mansplanation

really, men are trying to explain this? for whom?
by Ms.Ann Driss March 11, 2017
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