Originally, this term was used to describe boorish men who felt the need to "correct" what a woman said, even on topics that the man didn't know anything about.

However, the term quickly degenerated into a get-out-of-jail-free card used by angry women when a man dares to point out even the most blatant error.
Old: That Bob is trying to tell Jill how to raise a horse? She's raised championship thoroughbreds for decades and he's never even ridden a horse. What a stupid mansplainer!

by jaded by humans July 24, 2011
Top Definition
Stating accurate, verifiable facts. Especially when these facts are inconvenient to the feminist worldview, or contradict feminist talking points.
It is often used by a feminists who makes an incorrect claim in support of their narrative, and someone responds with something refuting the feminist’s claim, which she (usually it’s a she) cannot counter.
By claiming “mansplaining,” she tries to pretend to have invalidated her opponents claim, even though she has not addressed it at all.
Feminists: Women only make 77% of what men make for exactly the same work! Oh the patriarchy.

Factual Person: No, they don't. That statistic is just for overall median pay of full time workers, and does not account for overtime hours worked, location, experience, degree earned, or even the field someone is working in. Women make less on average because men and women make different career choices, because believe it or not, men and women are different.

Feminist: Stop mansplaining to me! Facts and logic are just oppressive constructs to keep women down!
by Mansplainer May 12, 2015
A sexist term used by misandrist women to disrespect, belittle and devalue the opinion of her male peers in an attempt to make herself appear smarter or better in comparison.

This is common among mixed gender discussions and debates. The term mansplaining is commonly thrown around by those wish to turn the argument into a battle of the sexes or just lack any knowledge or means od adding value to the discussion and wish to devalue the input of other's (in this case males) who are involved in said discussion.
Sue: "I think WWII was hardest on wives back home then the solders."
Bob: "What about the men serving who put their lives at risk during WWII? I think it was harder on them knowing they might die and not see their wife again."
Sue: "Oh there you go again mansplaining!"
by ProfessorD February 21, 2013
A word used to describe any explanation from a man deemed to be condescending, no matter how patient or factual it may be. Preferably to be used in an even more condescending manner without any sense of the irony of doing so.
"No, see it works like this.."
"Oh thank you for mansplaining, but I'm afraid I'm going to ignore everything you've said and focus entirely on your tone like a petulant 4 year old, because I believe this will somehow help my point of view and not make me look like an idiot"
by Spevin January 13, 2015
Disagreeing with, or correcting, a woman on the internet.
"London is in Canada, right?"
"No, it's in England."
by dav3dlegend November 04, 2015
A word used by feminists to silence men and prevent them from learning that men actually have problems too and that their point of view isn't the only one
Feminist "women are paid 77 cents for every mans dollar"

A man "well actually every serious study showed that there more factors than just gender like how long they worked there and education"

Feminist "Stop mansplaining you patriarchal fuckface"
by Chumley69 December 29, 2015
A term created by radical feminists to automatically discredit the opinion of a man because he's, well, a man. See also Feminist Shaming Language.
Man: I think your argument about women being oppressed by an evil patriarchy is wrong because of x, y and z.

Feminist group: Oh look, mansplaining from a member of the male species! How dare you interrupt our bitching session with your facts and logic! Let's get him, sisters! Make jokes about him having a small penis, that'll show him!
by tigger2000 July 07, 2011
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