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manhood

noun
     
man‧hood
1 [uncountable] qualities such as strength, courage, and sexual power, that people think a man should have:
Why did he feel he had to prove his manhood in the company of women?
2 [uncountable] the state of being a man and no longer a boy [↪ womanhood]
reach/attain manhood
He had barely reached manhood when he married.
3 [uncountable] literary all the men of a particular nation:
America's manhood
4 [singular] especially literary a penis

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