or men·chil·dren

[ men-chil-druh n, -drin ]
/ ˈmɛnˌtʃɪl drən, -drɪn /


plural of man-child.

Definition for men-children (2 of 2)


or man·child

[ man-chahyld ]
/ ˈmænˌtʃaɪld /

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

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

    Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • Orlando Guise's mother was lacking in the caution which mothers generally have where their men-children are concerned.

  • 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