- The word appears to have been used in feminist circles for some time, but became popularized for a short time after one of the presidential debates in the election of 2016. It was counted that Trump interrupted Clinton 40 times over the course of the debate. This word follows from similar words often used in feminist discourse, the most prominent of which is “mansplaining” – when a man begins to explain things to a woman in a condescending manner.
The act of a man interrupting a woman in such a manner that it is implied he believes himself to be superior to her
Etymology : “man” + “interrupt”
Source : “Hillary Clinton will not be manterrupted” (9/27/2016, New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/opinion/campaign-stops/hillary-clinton-will-not-be-manterrupted.html)
Last modified: 9 December 2016