male child


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.male child - a youthful male personmale child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
altar boy - a boy serving as an acolyte
ball boy - a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
laddie, sonny, sonny boy, cub, lad - a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
catamite - a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man
farm boy - a boy who has grown up on a farm
Fauntleroy, Little Lord Fauntleroy - an excessively polite and well-dressed boy
ploughboy, plowboy - a boy who leads the animals that draw a plow
schoolboy - a boy attending school
Scout - a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
shop boy - a young male shop assistant
female child, little girl, girl - a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"
References in classic literature ?
It is a Law of Nature with us that a male child shall have one more side than his father, so that each generation shall rise(as a rule) one step in the scale of development and nobility.
She would not believe that the girl had destroyed herself, and the child too, but was filled with the impression that a male child had been born, and was alive.
Adepoju stated that he did not contract any marital rites with the respondent but that she had a male child named Ayomide for him.
We are waiting for parents or guardians to file a report of a missing male child," he said.
Table 3 depicts that there was a statistically significant association between having 1-2 living children, having a male child and having used contraceptive in the past with the rate of discontinuation of contraceptives (p = 0.
The major causes of over population are lack of family planning and reproductive health facilities, low contraceptive prevalence and literacy rate, early marriage, religious and cultural preference for male child and low female empowerment.
The (93%) said if a wife fails to bear a male child husband does not divorce her.
Previously, it was the norm for many families to continuously produce children until a male child is born.
Similar results favoring the male child in health care-seeking behavior of parents was also seen in the studies done by Pandey et al.
The Station House Officer Timergara Roshan Zada told that the wife of one Riaz Hussain hailing from PanaKot in Upper Dir was brought into the labour room of DHQ hospital Timergara for delivery where she gave birth to a male child early on Friday morning.
Crews released the fiveyear-old male child using hydraulic spreaders.
11 -- The recently released data of Census 2011 indicating a huge dip in child-sex ratio has reaffirmed the gender preference among the son-worshipers in India who take recourse to pre-natal sex determination until they get a male child.