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Male child   /meɪl tʃaɪld/   Listen
Male child

noun
1.
A youthful male person.  Synonym: boy.  "She made the boy brush his teeth every night" , "Most soldiers are only boys in uniform"






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"Male child" Quotes from Famous Books



... thought of going back to seek her. But the female infant occupies an insignificant place among those uncivilized people: the birth of one of them is greeted with but a small fraction of the honours with which a male child ...
— Owindia • Charlotte Selina Bompas

... their allotted labour under rigorous taskmasters, who made their lives a burden to them. Still their numbers continued to increase. Alarmed at the prospect of an impending revolution, the King gave orders that every male child of the Hebrews should be drowned, thinking thus to stamp out the nation. It is easy to imagine therefore that affairs must have come to a desperate pass, when from the palace of Pharaoh and yet from among their own caste a deliverer was raised up to organise and carry out the wholesale ...
— Darkest India - A Supplement to General Booth's "In Darkest England, and the Way Out" • Commissioner Booth-Tucker

... days, the queen gave birth to a male child, extolled be the perfection of Him who created him surpassing in grace and goodliness! His father named him Zein ul Asnam, and he was as say of him certain of his ...
— Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp • John Payne

... in widely separated types of our own species, which would be a parallel to that of the cuckoo and hedge-sparrow. Let us imagine that some malicious Arabian Night's genius had snatched up the infant male child of a Scandinavian couple—the largest of their nation; and flying away to Africa with it, to the heart of the great Aruwhimi forest had laid it on the breast of a little coffee-coloured, woolly-headed, spindle-shanked, pot-bellied, ...
— Birds in Town and Village • W. H. Hudson

... this of men; and she liked men by choice. She had old nurse's preference for the lustier male child. The others are puling things, easier to rear, because they bend better; and less esteemed, though they give less trouble, rouse less care. But when it came to the duel between the man and the woman, her sense of justice was moved to join her with the ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith



Words linked to "Male child" :   bat boy, schoolboy, laddie, farm boy, scout, ball boy, ploughboy, shop boy, male person, Little Lord Fauntleroy, lad, cub, female child, altar boy, girl, male, sonny boy, catamite, Fauntleroy, sonny, plowboy



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