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 ?
For a long time no sound broke the deathlike stillness of the jungle midday save the piteous wailing of the tiny man-child.
After several hours of questioning and cross-questioning the ape-man learned that another party had preceded the Russian by several days--three whites--a man, a woman, and a little man-child, with several Mosulas.
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.
I once read if you choose to raise your man-child in the absence of firearms he will someday chew his toast into the shape of a pistol and shoot you with it.
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Standup comic Kumail Nanjiani stars as a self-pitying man-child and aspiring comic called er, Kumail, who falls for Emily.
The temperamental man-child takes offence at the slightest provocation and is completely unsuitable for the office of US president.
But the film isn't really interested in Emily, and she's quickly shunted into a coma so the script can focus on the self-pitying man-child, Kumail.
The film, "Mad Families," is described as a multi-generational comedy starring Sheen as a lovable man-child with a heart of gold.
I admit, I never saw myself doing anything like this, and I know you never saw me do anything like this," said Rogen, mocking his reputation as a self-absorbed man-child.
The Comic Man-Child in Film From 1901 to the Present
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