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.
Some coach their boys to competitions, share a first drink or a first drive, or welcome them into manhood with a toast.
At 16, when he was formally initiated into manhood, Mandela received yet another name: Dalibunga—“convenor of the Great Council.”
After Abe had reached the estate of manhood, she was still in her 'teens.
He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor's manhood.
The manhood of Albert Evan had become a factor in the drama.
You were changing from boyhood into manhood, and you were changing without any authority over you.
To do so at that time must have been weakness too pitiful for my 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).