man–child

play
noun \ˈman-ˌchī(-ə)ld\

Definition of man–child

plural

men–children

play \ˈmen-ˌchil-drən, -dərn\
  1. 1 :  a male child :  son … it came to her what a glory it would be to be the mother of a man-child like this. — Jack London

  2. 2 :  a man who has the qualities of a child :  a childlike man … a largely likable tale about a 38-year-old man-child trying finally to grow up. — Manohla Dargis

14th Century

First Known Use of man–child

14th century

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