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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).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a boy; a young male
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. men-chil•dren.
a male child; boy.
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|Noun||1.||man-child - a child who is male |
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
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