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"
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These women were killed and betrayed by those they had chosen as partners, the killers were frequently the fathers of menchildren, and indeed in some cases had killed these children as a final and cruel act of revenge.