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)
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"
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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.
A policeman at the scene said: "The body of a male child was found by a police diver, submerged in shallow water at steps 100 yards down from Glasgow Rowing Club."
One, called Magick and written by Britain's most famous warlock Aleister Crowley, told of animal sacrifices but said that "for the perfect sacrifice a male child of perfect innocence is most suitable".
"It is understood that large signage fell on two persons, a male child and an adult male.
The main reasons for this overpopulation in Pakistan are illiteracy, early marriages, the desire of the male child, polygamy, and lack of government's lack of population planning policies.
The reasons behind this rise in population in Pakistan are illiteracy, early marriages, desire for a male child, polygamy and lack of government policies for population planning.
The woman said that her husband thrashed her and constantly harassed her for not bearing a male child. Fed up with the constant harassment, the mother picked up the girls and threw them in the nearby well, one of them was only a few days old.
desire for male child, desire for big family, fear of side effects, mother in law opposition, husband opposition, religion doesn't allow, time of facility doesn't suit, remoteness of centre, nonavailability of staff, non-availability of material for contraception and attitude of staff was calculated.
The celebration of the birth of a male child is different from that of a female child.
With sample calculation formula "sample size = 4pq/L2 and taking probability of choice of having male child as P = 50% and allowable error L = 10% of p, sample size would be 400.
The social desire for the male child is prevalent, and the boy's education, health and other needs are given more value than his female counterpart's.