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The group of men who vie for the attention of a single woman by not actively pursuing her. They are often friends themselves or co-workers etc. who claim equal stake in the possibility that they can form a more substantial relationship. Man-Friends serve different functions for the women they seek, from simple companionship to the completion of chores or providing emotional support.

Man-friends are often in denial of their passive pursuit of their 'friends'. Man-Friends can be obstacles to the women's prospective mates and have been known to sabotage their attempts at other relationships. Single men in pursuit of a woman with man-friends are often put off by their presence. Man-friend status is usually something to avoid in developing a new relationship.

The term man-friends does not describe the friends of a man or the gay male friends a woman has.
I decided not to pursue that girl from the club, she was hanging out with, like, 6 man-friends.

"Things are great with Sally, but tomorrow we go to the game with her 'man-friend' Jeff!!! We will have to see how that goes..."

"I have really become fond of Ann, but I think I am just a 'man-friend'."

"You should have seen it coming, man. She had you slotted as a 'man-friend' from the start."

"I got my 'man-friend' coming over to mow the lawn today, I think I will ask him to change the porch light as well."
by Dirt Biike May 11, 2008
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A prefered male partner
Natasha has a manfriend named Igor. Hopefully, they will keep it rated 'G' .
by ldsfjoakdfjda December 13, 2005
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Basically a boyfriend, but much older (30+).
"My Mom's manfriend payed me $10 to clean my room!" - Jamie
by Sammy April 15, 2004
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someone who you hook-up or have sex with but specifically are not dating.

when you date a manfriend, he becomes a boyfriend.
-how's your boyfriend doing?

-he's not my boyfriend, we're just sleeping together, he's my manfriend.
by fashionyourseatbelt September 25, 2007
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A guy who one is seeing, but is not in an "official" relationship with.

This may imply that one may be seeing other people at the same time, or may be working towards a relationship status with said manfriend.

See also:

Fuck buddy

Potential boyfriend
Person 1: "Oh so are you guys dating?"
Person 2: "No, he's just my manfriend."

OR
Person 1: "Oh so are you guys dating?"
Person 2: "No not yet, he's just my manfriend right now."
by v1vd4wg April 06, 2016
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The adult version of a boyfriend ; for grown folk
My manfriend and I went on a date last night.

The man I am dating/ in a relationship with.
by KekeCurr0701 April 15, 2019
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The term used when a gay guy is trying to hide the fact that he is gay even though this sometimes makes it more obvious to the other people that are not gay that are listening to the gay guy talk about his "Man Friend".
ChriS Ka pWn- "Ya, the other day me and my "Man Friend" were like tossing salads when we realized that there was not really a salad involed and that it was just a bad phrase used to cover up the fact that we were pleasing each other."
by Iz Dr Mario zI August 06, 2006
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