man-child or man·child [man-chahyld] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural men-chil·dren.

  1. a male child; boy; son.

Origin of man-child Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Examples from the Web for man-child Historical Examples of 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.

    The Spinner’s Book of Fiction


  • And when I go out into the dark, there’ll be no man-child to carry on my name.

    The Return of Peter Grimm

    David Belasco

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

    Bunyan Characters – Third Series

    Alexander Whyte

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

    Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments


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