The act of men spreading legs - particularly on a subway train - to create space for genitalia, which has come under fire by certain feminist-leaners who insist the practice takes up too much room on crowded trains.
The dudes took up all the damned space with their manspreading.
by Terry Heaton December 21, 2014
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When a man sits down without having his legs so tightly together he cuts off the blood supply to his genitals and his balls drop off.
James sat down on the train, his legs at an angle of approximately 10 degrees. He is manspreading! James is everything wrong with modern society, is a despicable misogynist and is entirely to blame for the patriarchy.
by dav3dlegend September 21, 2015
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spreading your legs when you sit down so as to not sit on your balls
Sorry for manspreading, I just need room for my boys to play.
by MakeMemesNotWar June 02, 2017
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Not destroying your balls
hey want to have kids then try manspreading
by Arandombisexual March 07, 2021
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While the rationale behind manspreading is perfectly valid, to single this problem onto men is just plain ridiculous. This has nothing to do with gender, it's simply a matter of public etiquette. If a girl spreads her legs out while the bus is jam packed with people, people would be pretty pissed too.

Do not listen to any feminist suggestions. Instead, every man and human should simply stick to this guide:
1) When the bus/metro capacity is under 25%, spread your legs as you so desire
2) When the bus/metro capacity is 25-75%, generally spreading is fine as people have other seats to choose from
3) When the bus/metro capacity is over 75%, it's best to play it safe and tuck your legs because people will likely want to sit in the adjacent seat

See also: leg spreading
Me: You know what misses me off so much? When people leg spread on the bus. There was this guy who freakin' blocked two seats with his legs on the bus. Like, I ain't gonna complain about that if the bus was half empty, but the bus was full and there was an old lady who wanted to sit down but the guy was too busy on his phone to notice her.
Her: Don't you mean manspreading?
Me: No, I mean leg spreading.
by UltimateDoge April 08, 2021
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The act of men sitting with their legs so widely spread that the person next to them has an estimated 0.5 seat left and can, also, take a fairly accurate guess at the size of their genitalia (which, newsflash, is generally not in need of a 20 cm leg-gap, don't flatter yourself).
"I have an armrest-sized-bruise because the guy next to me was manspreading so much that I had my thigh squished into the armrest the entire busride"
by The Riveters January 19, 2016
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Manspreading...the disparate consumption of public space employed under the guise of male biological necessity. Some profess that "Men are naturally designed to sit this way."...and that this "fact" should excuse them from exercising common courtesy to those around them. Of course, very few things in our lives adhere to the natural order.... women, for example, are not afforded one week out of every four to curl up in a ball and nurse their cramping abdomens, back pain & headaches as designed, but by all means gentlemen...spread those knees a little father apart. The rest of us can always sit on each other's laps to ensure that your enormous genitals have the elbow room they demand.
He has slept in an upright, seated position since puberty becasue manspreading doesn't work when he's sleeping on his side and he believes that if his knees get within 24" of each other his testicles will explode in dramatic fashion and he will bleed out and die alone as his calls for help go unheard. Lol
by Scrapples January 18, 2016
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