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.
He has his own place, my dear, wee man-child. But little Joy has hers, and always will have it.
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.
The blockbusting buddy comedy - which was lighting up the US box office - mismatches roguish Nicholson with a not-at-all-typecast man-child in Sandler, whose misdemeanours on a airline flight lead a court to force him to move in with his therapist.
We see pitying Jackson, to cope growing with her to manage bullying A relationship develops between the pair, and we see how the self pitying man-child, Jackson, is unable to cope with Ally's growing success, with her having to manage his controlling and bullying manner.
If all else fails, figure out where your child's grandmother lives as a last resort and report the man-child to his mother.
The man-child president has selfishly broken more international agreements than any rogue state.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former foreign policy adviser slammed Donald Trump on Twitter amid the US President's recent comments tied to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit, calling the American leader a "pathetic little man-child".
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.
'My goal for myself is to keep getting better, don't be discouraged because it's hard out here you know,' said the 28-year-old man-child of TNT.
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