Mannishness


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Mannishness

See also Boyishness.
Amazon
female warrior. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 18]
Boadicea
(Boudicca) British queen and warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh, Classical, 58]
Bradamant
female knight-errant. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Brass, Sally
couldn’t tell her apart from brother Sampson. [Br. Lit.: The Old Curiosity Shop]
Omphale
Lydian queen; wore Hercules’ lion skin. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 269]
Rosie the Riveter
popular WWII song romanticizing women workers. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 395]
References in periodicals archive ?
It is likewise surprising that a woman who was renowned for her mannishness should have appointed her niece as sole executrix and not her kinsman Abraham Robinson.
If female fashion was exercised by the New Woman's alleged mannishness, was there a perceptible reaction in male dress (and stage performance) to the spectre of effeminacy foregrounded by Wilde's delinquencies but a matter of mounting anxiety over several decades?
Now her mannishness denoted an oddness in her lifestyle and an unnatural erotic desire; for instance, Miss Barnevelt, "a lady of masculine features," in Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison (1753-54) was comically coded as desiring women because of her masculinity, and the gun-toting and cross-dressing Harriet Freke in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (1801) was explicitly lesbian.
Cahn, "From the 'Muscle Moll' to the 'Butch' Ballplayer: Mannishness, Lesbianism, and Homophobia in U.S.