Meaning of woman-child in English:

woman-child

noun

  • 1A female child; a girl. Now chiefly literary.

  • 2A female child who acts like or resembles a woman.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Harrington (d. 1523), Catholic priest and author. From woman + child.

Pronunciation

woman-child

/ˈwʊmənˌtʃʌɪld/