A man who has a mommy complex like no other. He is extremely needy and will want a woman to "take care of his needs" eg. satisfy his insatiable thirst for chocolate milk, tucking him into bed at night, packing a lunch for him etc...
Johnny was such a manchild he made Julie put on his socks in the morning.
An adult male who still posesses psychological traits of a child. Traits include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- trying to pass the blame for their own underdeveloped judgement
- not "stepping up to the plate" when it's their role to.
- secretly still finds 3rd grade bathroom humor amusing.
- is able to connect with his children, but only as another child, not as a father.
- not to mention an overall insecurity in who he is as a man, from which similar traits sprout.
The manchild, if married, is often found married to Type A women (usually firstborn or only child in their own family) who reluctantly yet aptly take up the slack for the aforementioned manchild.
This manchild will often attempt to augment their lack and/or compete with peers with material posessions such as:
- Harley Davidson Softtail with $30 do-rag
- Hummer H2 or similar oversized fossil-fuel guzzling behemoth
- 6 seat felt poker table with matching humidor
- The very latest electronic gadgets (digital camera, GPS handheld, etc.) to impress peers with.
These examples reflect some of the psychological traits mentioned above, and some that aren't:
Ray from "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Doug from "King of Queens"
Dad from "Malcolm in the Middle"
George Costanza from "Seinfeld"
Al from "Married with Children"
A child who outwardly appears like an adult -- conventionally this means a full grown male that acts immaturely, or pursues childish interests. For example, it's acceptable to play games like World of Warcraft, but it's generally unacceptable to spend twelve hours a day doing so and/or attending conventions.
Manchildren, of course, are not limited to gamers. There are many types and variants of 'not-quite-men, but look-like-men.'
Dude, I swear that manchild's a furry or something.
You know the guy, always lies about getting laid and wears that Tasmanian Devil tie.
A male who is "of age" but still has the emotional/mental capacity of a child.
Completely incapable of making decisions regarding women, "manning up" when appropriate or discussing anything maturely, manchildren are becoming increasingly more frequent.
Manchildren will have notable traits such as thinking that they are somewhat different to other men because they have no emotional baggage, will find most immature humour widely entertaining and will have not been in a serious relationship, EVER. Longest relationship will be between 1-3 months.
When discussing important things, a man child will look at the floor and remain silent, pretend nothing is wrong at the time and then once out of sight drop into radio silence or will give you the "rabbit caught in the headlights" look.
However, man children are tempting challenge for women and more often than not an older women will take a man child under her wing as he will be impressed with her "at ease and coolness" and she will be taken back at his emotional naivety.
A man child is very easy to train in the ways of the bedroom.
"I was trying to talk about where the relationship with Tom is going and he acted fine but I haven't heard from him since. He's such a manchild!"
"Dave has no clue how to handle this situation, he's such a man child"
"Look at that fittie! Pity, I bet he's a man child"
One who has a hairy chest like a sweater or fur rug. He talks about stupid shit and also his own shit. He also wear a basketball jersey(clean or dirty) at all times. He is a so called player in his own mind but is only willing to pay for women. He likes them large and is scared that his dad may spank him. His sister sleeps in his bed and he needs permission to leave the house. He is also almost 30.
Manchild Joe went to DC and leaned up against a tree starring oddly at large women. He told them he owns pizza shop all while wearing his jersey and hitting end on his phone because his dad calls non stop to spank him. Manchild joe is one who stands in the corner and grunts at women. He makes them scared.
A person with the body and the age of a child...but the face of a man.
who's that man at the back of the class... oh my god thats not a man thats a child...no thats a manchild
An overweight, pill-popping, vain, whiney, paranoid, self-involved, clueless neo-con nimrod who loves the sound of his own voice who exploits the freedom to speak.
Rush Limbaugh is a pathetic manchild.