Was there a brief window where I relished it, where it proved something about the passage of teenager-hood to manhood?
It was at that exact moment that I started to grow up—that I started on my journey to manhood.
Vogue Bar Mitzvah Dance Back in 1992, Shaun Sperling vogued his way to manhood.
early 13c., "state of being human," from man (n.) + -hood. Meanings "state of being an adult male," also "manliness," are from late 14c. Similar words in Old English were less explicitly masculine; cf. manscipe "humanity, courtesy," literally "man-ship;" mennisclicnes "state of man, humanity, humaneness, human nature." The more "manly" word was werhad "male sex, virility, manhood" (see first element in werewolf).