Definition of Peter Pan in English:

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Peter Pan

Pronunciation: /ˌpēdər ˈpan/
1The hero of J. M. Barrie’s play of the same name (1904), a boy with magical powers who never grew up.
1.1 (as noun a Peter Pan) A person, especially a male who retains youthful features, or who is immature.
Example sentences
  • The play confirms that under Coward's sophisticated mask lay a Peter Pan terrified of maturity and yearning for spiritual freedom.
  • He was also an adolescent with retarded social development, a Peter Pan who never grew up.

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Syllabification: Pe·ter Pan

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