Definition of Man-child

1. Noun. A child who is male.

Exact synonyms: Male Offspring
Generic synonyms: Male, Male Person, Child, Kid
Specialized synonyms: Boy, Son
Antonyms: Female Offspring



Definition of Man-child

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of man child) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Man-child

mamudi
mamudis
mamuque
mamzerim
mamzers
man's best friend
man's body
man's man
man-
man-about-town
man-at-arms
man-bag
man-boob
man-child (current term)
man-children
man-day
man-days
man-eater
man-eaters
man-eating
man-eating shark
man-hour
man-hours
man-in-the-middle
man-killer
man-machine
man-machine systems
man-made

Literary usage of Man-child

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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. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"The pain av bearin' you shall know but niver the pleasure av giving the breast; an' you shall put away a man-child into the common ground wid niver a priest ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Doublet, whit. might be a man, child, animal, or (in the imagination of the Aryan)Seer, 3403. —AS luil, or wile, a wile, AS Chron. an. ..."

4. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"She brought a man-child forth ; and sighed, and passed. When smite first sunbeams, on Rosmerta's face, The sweet child wakes, from long uneasy rest; ..."

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