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menfolk

noun
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▪ Ahead of them, as was fitting, were the menfolk, more soberly-clad save for the bright kerchiefs round their necks.
▪ He also taught them the arts of circumcision and sub-incision, used to produce the traditional tattoos sported by Aranda menfolk.
▪ He might even try to inflame the menfolk of Banda into stoning Jane.
▪ Mrs Lane was the miniature goddess who controlled her large, tolerant, good-humoured menfolk, and made this whole organisation work.
▪ Sooner or later the woman will give in, because the squalor is not held against the menfolk but against her.
▪ The greatest complication about any ball is that one requires menfolk with whom to attend it.
▪ The loyalty of the women of the mining communities to their menfolk is, of course, legend.
▪ Women keep the home fires burning while their menfolk hunt and commune with sacred things.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

menfolk

also men-folk "the male sex, men generally," 1802, from men + folk (n.).

Wiktionary

menfolk

n. 1 The male members of a group. 2 Male people in general.

Usage examples of "menfolk".

I imagine he cut a reassuring and innocuous figure, spryly perched on the edges of sofas and beds, with his crooning, questioning voice, no threat to the menfolk no threat to anyone, it would seem.

When someone brought him a hamburger or a corndog or a slice of pie, as some helpful cunt undoubtedly would (you couldn't propagandize their deep need to bring food to the menfolks out of them — that was instinct, by God), he'd take it with thanks, and he'd eat every bite.

Tiralainn was the native land of Elves, but now the number of full-blooded Gaeilge and Mianach had dwindled in comparison to the number of menfolk who called the realm home.

Including more than one who'd be as willing to depose in writing that they'd seen yet another handsome stranger messing with those sassy Bohunk gals while their menfolk hadn't been looking.

They say you like the gals, and it seems you don't worry yourself too much about what their menfolk might have to say about your, ah, hobby.

In addition to christening the band's obvious head honcho Alfie, I had assigned the following monickers to its menfolk: Ham, Jomo, Genly, Malcolm, Roosevelt, and Fred.

Folks hereabouts is got used to having their menfolks killed and even shot from behind.

Her own self one of the first ones to cut the ground from under a sister woman, she’ll walk the public country herself without shame because she knows that folks, menfolks, will take care of her.

That’s why their menfolks fear us, and why we got into so much trouble.

From serene wife, Edith, to brilliant daughter, Alice, to the various Norn-like sisters, the ladies were never strenuous, unlike the menfolk, who never ceased to give unconvincing imitations of Theodore Roosevelt’s strenuosity and superb manliness against every odd.

That urgency might have been stsho anxiety about having a hani male on their handsstsho didn't understand hani touchiness about their menfolk (stsho were no more constitutionally certain what 'male' meant than hani were about the stsho's third gender) but an old diplomat like No'shto-shti-stlen certainly understood that they were touchy, and that it was an issue that could come back and cause trouble of unforeseen dimensions.

That urgency might have been stsho anxiety about having a hani male on their hands -- stsho didn't understand hani touchiness about their menfolk (stsho were no more constitutionally certain what 'male' meant than hani were about the stsho's third gender) but an old diplomat like No'shto-shti-stlen certainly understood that they were touchy, and that it was an issue that could come back and cause trouble of unforeseen dimensions.

That urgency might have been stsho anxiety about having a hani male on their hands-stsho didn't understand hani touchiness about their menfolk (stsho were no more constitutionally certain what 'male' meant than hani were about the stsho's third gender) but an old diplomat like No'shto-shti-stlen certainly understood that they were touchy, and that it was an issue that could come back and cause trouble of unforeseen dimensions.