When a man explains something to a woman in a patronizing tone as if the woman is too emotional and illogical to understand.
"She got all pissed at me for no reason!" cried Ira, "Accusing me of mansplaining."
Aziz shook his head. "Women! Right?"
by Babydoll75 March 7, 2019
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When unsolicited advice or direction is given to a woman by a man in a condescending manner. The reasons typically being, the man does not believe the woman is capable of completing the task independently and must need guidance.
"You're not doing that how I would do it so I'm going to bother you with my directions and opinions even though I am in no way a superior and you did not ask for clarification. There is no way you are capable of doing this by yourself and must be ignorant so you have to rely on my constant guidance."

"uh, I think I got it.. thanks."
by tybkylie December 14, 2018
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A blend of man and explain. When a person explains something to another about a subject on which the latter is more knowledgeable. Usually the word describes a conversation in which, due to sexist bias, a man automatically assumes he is more knowledgeable than the woman he is talking to.
Man: "Let me explain you something-"
Woman: "Dude. I have a PhD in this subject. I'm pretty sure I know more about it than you do."
Man: "Yeah,you have a PhD, but hear me out-"
Woman: "Do you realise you are mansplaining right now?"
by theTransMusician July 4, 2018
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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 October 30, 2015
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When a man speaks to a woman exactly the same way he speaks to a man: somewhat mockingly, somewhat condescendingly, somewhat confrontationally. Ironically, feminists who champion equality among the sexes, expect men to change how they speak to accommodate their feminine sensibilities.
Woman: I don't feel conservatives care enough about social justice.
Man: That's ridiculous! That's just SJW propaganda. There can never be social justice if individual justice is ignored.

Woman: Stop mansplaining, you big jerk!
by Ijiwaru_Sensei November 19, 2016
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Mansplaining as an accusation of someone being patronizing while the accuser is choosing to be sexist themselves.

Feminists tend to use the term as a backlash while also letting out pent up frustration at males in society.
Guy: Hey did you know that the pill is known to cause...
Lady: I don't need someone mansplaining to me about female things!
Guy: Letting me know that you already know that would be fine, but since you didn't hear me out, I'll assume that you just wanted to be sexist.
by Driver4567 November 14, 2021
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A man explaining something to a woman in a way that is patronizing because it assumes that the woman will be ignorant of the subject matter.
Woman speaking to another woman: “ I don’t want to drink too much tonight, I have to work in the morning.”

Man standing near them at the bar: “ Actually if you drink a glass of water and take an ibuprofen before you go to bed you won’t be hungover.”

Woman: “Thank you for mansplaining, but I’m less concerned with alcohol induced dehydration and more concerned with getting to bed at a decent hour.”
by Black_Well_Bex July 17, 2018
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