woman-child

noun
plural women-children

Definition of woman-child

1 archaic : a female infant
2 : woman who has the qualities of a child : a childlike woman By the time she did leave home in 1986 she was a drastically insecure 30-year-old woman-child who had never dated, never been in love, never had any real friends.— Laura B. Randolph, Ebony, July 1992

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First Known Use of woman-child

circa 1515, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Woman-child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woman-child. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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