- a male child; boy; son.
Origin of man-child
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for man-child
My mother must have realized that her babe, if a man-child, was doomed to a life of bloodshed.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
And two summers after that came Noda back to us with a man-child in the hollow of her arm.
And when I go out into the dark, there'll be no man-child to carry on my name.The Return of Peter Grimm
Let the day perish, and the night wherein it was said, There is a man-child conceived.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
But then, perhaps, this offspring of abolitionism is no man-child at all.