men

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Etymology

From Middle English men, from Old English menn (men, people, human beings collectively), From Proto-Germanic *manniz, nominative plural of Proto-Germanic *mann- (human; man). Cognate with German Männer (men), Danish mænd (men), Swedish män (men). More at man.

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A group of men sitting together.

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men

  1. plural form of man
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0105:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. [] Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
  2. (collective) (The) people, humanity.

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