a grown man who is very immature, therefore considered a man child.
Dude you need to grow up and stop being such a man child
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 man child is a male who is over the age of 25, who still lives as though he is a juvenile. Many man-children are not gainfully employed, and survive off of the financial support of their enabling parents. Heavy video-game addiction to fantasy games such as World of Warcraft are key to the man-child.
"You'll never believe it, but that 30-year old uber-gamer man child who lives door to me finally got a job!"
A Man Child is a fully-grown male that acts like a baby. A Man Child usually whines, complains, and thinks everything is unfair. Man Children in the workplace can be recognized as one who is always complaining about the rules and/or shows too much emotion ex. Crying.
"He was just crying at his desk, what a man child!"
A man by age but a child in mentality and actions. Usually an inability to get over the "frat boy" or "party boy" phase. Can't have fun without a beer; oftentimes brews his own beer. Still relate to women as sex objects (even in they're married) and are emotionally undeveloped (e.g., fight for their rights mentality even if there is nothing worth fighting; rarely takes responsibility for own failings). A general irritant to women and men that have matured.
Facebooking about brewing beer and gross bodily functions is typical of a man child.
A full grown man, over the age of 20, who still needs to be spported finacially or emotionally by his parents. May or may not live at home with parents, but needs consistant reassurement. Is unable to have healthy relationships with women because of childish behavior, but is in desperate need of someone. May or maynot be a fanboy or gamer.
-"hey mom, i know you took me to peter's house yesterday, but he is going to watch logan's run and i haven't seen it in 12 years. oh, and i might bring his sister back here for dinner, but don't make the liver and onions."
-"John, take the goddamn bus and stop being such a man child."
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.