manchild

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

man +‎ child

Noun[edit]

manchild (plural manchildren or menchildren)

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