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man-child

or manchild

[man-chahyld] /ˈmænˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural men-children.
1.
a male child; boy; son.
Origin of man-child
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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  • Naturs a mystery, thats for certain—to turn off a manchild upon a godfayther, and rather to list nor to go hoam!

  • And when the dragon saw that he was cast into the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the manchild.

  • He sent the manchild unto the rajah and kept the girl, who was reared as his own daughter.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Word Origin and History for manchild
n.

also man-child, "male child, male infant," c.1400, from man (n.) + child.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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