Idiom – Man Cave

English Idiom – Man cave.

Meaning – A room or small building that is created to be a private area for the men in a household. The area of the house where men can spend time alone. A man cave can be a room in the house,  the basement, a space in the garage or a shed in the garden. This can also be a space where a man can hang out with his friends, watch sport or play computer games.

This area is sometimes known as a manspace.

This phrase came about during the 1990s. At this time women were said to hold the power in the house and be responsible for decorating the rooms. As a result of this the concept of the man cave was introduced, and men had a place they could call their own.

The female equivalent is sometimes known as a she-shed.


  • “I’ve not seen Dad for hours. I bet he’s watching the rugger in his man cave again!”

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