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  • 1An immature man.
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    • All Lily wanted was a boyfriend, what she got was a man-child on a mission.
    • Mr. Howell, especially, treated the bumbling man-child like he was sub-human.
    • Sadly, the lumbering man-child is not ready to return.
  • 1.1 archaic A male child.
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    • All men children of that time were accordingly named Samuel.
    • She labors to bear a man, and among the waves of death she gives birth to a manchild, with pains of Hell.
    • It was a man child that the girl had.

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