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or manchild

[man-chahyld] /ˈmænˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural men-children.
a male child; boy; son.
Origin of man-child
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Naturs a mystery, thats for certain—to turn off a manchild upon a godfayther, and rather to list nor to go hoam!

  • He sent the manchild unto the rajah and kept the girl, who was reared as his own daughter.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • And when the dragon saw that he was cast into the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the manchild.

Word Origin and History for manchild

also man-child, "male child, male infant," c.1400, from man (n.) + child.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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