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See also: man-child and man child

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English manchylde, man-chylde (a male child), equivalent to man +‎ child.

NounEdit

manchild (plural manchildren or menchildren)

  1. Alternative spelling of man child
    • 2007 February 4, Thomas Mallon, “Pictures at an Excavation”, in New York Times[1]:
      John Lewis, Bridget’s fiancé — an appealing, feckless manchild — isn’t so sure.