or man·child

[ man-chahyld ]

noun,plural men-chil·dren.
  1. a male child; boy; son.

Origin of man-child

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby man-child Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use man-child in a sentence

  • Before she was in labour, she brought forth; before her time came to be delivered, she brought forth a man child.

  • Cursed be the man that brought the tidings to my father, saying: A man child is born to thee: and made him greatly rejoice.

  • Surely a spoiled old man-child like the crouching figure yonder would exhaust the forbearance of Jizo Sama himself!

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • It was the high-keyed wailing of this same man-child wanting his bottle, but it eluded Bud completely.

    Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
  • I think Samuel would have cursed the day in which it was said a man-child was born, and America was free!