man-child


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man-child

 (măn′chīld′) also man·child (măn′chīld′)
n. pl. men-chil·dren also men·chil·dren (mĕn′chĭl′drən)
1. A male child; a boy; a son.
2. A young man between adolescence and adulthood: "Many high school basketball observers had never seen anything like this futuristic man-child, whose combination of size (now 6-5) and athleticism allowed him to dominate any position on the floor" (Neil Hayes).
3. A childlike man: "I think it's safe to say that Kip looked like a youthful man-child of forty or forty-one. In other words, he was a spectacularly well-preserved creature greatly enjoying his middle fifties" (Robert Reed).

man-child

n
a boy; a young male

man′-child`



n., pl. men-chil•dren.
a male child; boy.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.man-child - a child who is maleman-child - a child who is male      
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
son, boy - a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"
References in classic literature ?
This is the man-child that is born to the soul, and her life still circulates in the babe.
For a long time no sound broke the deathlike stillness of the jungle midday save the piteous wailing of the tiny man-child.
In the ape-man's hand was the long, keen blade that had been his constant companion since that distant day upon which chance had directed its point into the body of Bolgani, the gorilla, and saved the torn and bleeding man-child from what else had been certain death.
Cherubic man-child Elijah Wood is suprisingly effective as a deranged serial killer in this superior slasher flick.
Meanwhile, the rest of the gang have also settled down, but the news of a Class of 1999 reunion brings the promise of a bit of fun, especially if man-child Steve Stifler is involved.
My problem is, I feel like I'm in a relationship with a man-child.
EXERCISING woeful misjudgment, this man-child comedy has no idea how staggeringly awful and creepy it is.
This third instalment, cropping up well before December, offers the familiar mix of childish fun and games, with Wootton's man-child, would-be teacher Mr Poppy especially endearing.
Both are tolerated by the community, the man-child and the local crazy lady, until they outrage folks by living together.
This is a man-child, a spoilt nobody who has managed to make a few quid because football, sadly, does reward people like him.
In other words, Vaughn, pictured, is typecast yet again as an irresponsible man-child who has to grow up fast via a series of tough life lessons.
In the yvedik series his body was a vessel for the Turkish maganda culture as he masked himself with kitsch attire and a whole lot of chest and facial hair; in "Celal and Ceren" his body is that of a 30-year-old man-child who still lives in the time-warp of his pubescent psychology.