One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a masculine trait’
male, manly, manlike, of men, man's, men's, male-oriented
2‘a powerfully masculine man’
virile, macho, manly, all-male, muscular, muscly, strong, strapping, well built, rugged, robust, brawny, powerful, red-blooded, vigorous
informal hunky, ripped, shredded
North American informal buff
US informal jacked
3‘a rather masculine woman’
mannish, manlike, unfeminine, unwomanly, unladylike, Amazonian
informal butch, dykey
archaic viraginous, viragoish
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