Definition of manswear in English:

manswear

verb

Irish English, English Regional, Regional, Scottish, Northern
archaic
  • 1no object To swear falsely. Also with object with clause as object.

  • 2Refl. Chiefly regional. To perjure oneself.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Old English Martyrology. Cognate with Old Swedish mensväria (Swedish † mensvärja), Old Danish mensvaeriae (Danish mensvaerge) from the Germanic base of man + the Germanic base of swear; compare also Middle Low German mēne swēren.

Pronunciation

manswear

/ˈmanswɛː/