Definition of lifemanship in English:

lifemanship

noun

  • Stephen Potter's term for: skill in acquiring an advantage or ‘edge’ over another person, especially one who professes expert knowledge; the techniques or ploys involved in achieving this.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From life + -manship.

Pronunciation

lifemanship

/ˈlʌɪfmənʃɪp/