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The meaning of "man cave"

" Man cave "
A shed or some other retreat that men decorate in the way they choose (with or without their male friends) and use to relax in traditional male pursuits.
After I retired Sheila was getting so fed up with me being around the house that she made me turn the outhouse into a man cave. Now the guys come round each afternoon to play cards and watch tv and I've made a sculpture out of beer cans.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide. A fairly recent coinage but spreading rapidly around the world.
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