or men·chil·dren

[men-chil-druh n, -drin]


plural of man-child.


or man·child


noun, plural men-chil·dren.

a male child; boy; son.

Origin of man-child

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for men-children

Historical Examples of men-children

  • May thy vines yield a hundredfold, and men-children play round thy feet!


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • But the midwives feared God, and did not as the King of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

    Hints to Husbands

    George Morant

  • Orlando Guise's mother was lacking in the caution which mothers generally have where their men-children are concerned.