when men (or someone else) look for something but can not find it because they do not look properly. Often whatever they are looking for is right in front of them.
you can't find it because you did a man look
by Sarbullar October 12, 2007
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When a person looks for somehting and does not see it, even though it is in plain sight.
I asked my husband to get me the scissors from the desk drawer and he claims they weren't there- he was definetly man looking- I found them right away!
by MaryBeth d May 26, 2006
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The search for a missing item, typically undertaken by a man, that often results in that object not being found. It is specifically defined (in my opinion) by looking for something WITHOUT having to move anything.
Oh, get out the way (says wife to husband) you've had a man's look - let me take a proper look.
by Andy the Man Mountain Knights February 2, 2011
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The act of looking for an item and failing to locate it when it is in plain sight, or when its location has been carefully described to the searcher. Behavior is usually exhibited by males, though females may occasionally Man Look. Man Looking may also be referred to as temporary male blindness.
Jim was unable to locate his keys on the kitchen table because he was man looking.
by yeahdog February 23, 2011
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When a male conducts a half assed attempt at searching for a missing object. Said object is usually in plain sight, and sometimes within a 10ft radius.

To look, but not really see.
Husband: "heyyyyy babe, have you seen my wallet?"
Wife: "did you look in the kitchen?"
Husband: "Yeah, I've searched EVERYWHERE. It's gone!"
Wife:*locates wallet in kitchen in 4.8647 seconds* "here honey, it was in the kitchen right next to the coffee pot. Admit it, you man-looked for this"
by Haddysmom April 17, 2016
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the quick glancing a male does when looking for something that his significant other sent him to look for with specific directions on how and where to find it.
Wife says to husband. John, please get me my green coffee mug in the second cupboard to the left of the sink on the the second shelf all the way in the back right hand corner. Man says to wife from kitchen. Honey I can't find it. Wife answers husband. Did you "look" for it or did you just man-look!?
by apljak December 9, 2010
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