Definition of Male child
1. Noun. A youthful male person. "Most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
Generic synonyms: Male, Male Person
Specialized synonyms: Altar Boy, Ball Boy, Bat Boy, Cub, Lad, Laddie, Sonny, Sonny Boy, Catamite, Farm Boy, Fauntleroy, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Ploughboy, Plowboy, Schoolboy, Scout, Shop Boy
Derivative terms: Boyhood
Antonyms: Girl, Female Child
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Literary usage of Male child
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Thus man-child, woman- child, male-child, female-child, are true cases of gender, since they are grammatical distinctions in the use of words. ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty, Richard Peters (1819)
"... fixed about the neck of the said infant male child so being alive, feloniously, voluntarily, and of her malice aforethought, did choak and strangle, ..."
3. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty (1819)
"That MT late, &c. wife of JT on, married &c. being big with a certain infant male child, by the provi- ^g"^^ dence of God, and solely and ..."
4. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1848)
"child as aforesaid, and feloniously, wilfully, and of her malice afore- IiT" male child; and that Ann, the wife of Joseph West, late of, Stc., ..."
5. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1893)
"I found six women who became pregnant at next menstruation after giving birth to a male child, and the result was a female offspring; one case where a woman ..."
6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"A male child 2£ years old, taken sick January 1st; recovered after a long convalescence, during which he had eight different attacks of convulsions. ..."