1 a: the quality or state of being a man : manhood
b: the qualities of a man : manliness
1 a: the act of doing things a man needs to do to ensure that their masculinity stays intact : doing things that men enjoy to do
b: enjoying simple pleasures that only a man could understand
: granted to a man <manternity leave><manternity rights>
2. of, pertaining to, or for the period in which a man is pregnant or has just given birth to a child.
3. for wear by pregnant men: 'man-ternity' clothes
In many countries new parents are allowed to take legally protected time off from work to stay at home with their baby. Until the late 1990's this was only applicable to women not men.
Many men now partake in manternity to make it look like they are equal partners in the birthing/parenting process. In most cases it is a great way for men focus on beer drinking and daytime television.
It is seen as one of the only benefits single men are jealous of when looking at their married with children compatriots.
I can't believe that lazy bastard will be taking Man Ternity leave-his wife doesn't even work.
Boys - stay as long as you want... I'm on Man Ternity and have nothing to do.