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or man·child

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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for man-child

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Let the day perish, and the night wherein it was said, There is a man-child conceived.

  • But then, perhaps, this offspring of abolitionism is no man-child at all.