womanchild

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See also: woman-child and woman child

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From woman +‎ child

Noun[edit]

womanchild (plural womanchildren)

  1. An adult woman who has not become mature
    • 1988 February 12, Anthony Adler, “Send in the Hicks”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Where the Henley heroine comes across as an awkward, desperate, emotionally battered womanchild, the knockoff's simply dumb, needy, and infantile.

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