Meaning of -manship


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  1. a combination ofandused as an independent suffix with the meaning “skill in a particular activity, esp. of a competitive nature”:sometimes compounded with a plural noun by analogy with craftsmanship, marksmanship, sportsmanship, etc. brinkmanship; grantsmanship; one-upmanship;
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