Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who acts as a child and does not accept the responsibilities of adulthood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up
  • n. a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up


From the eponymous character in the novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. (Wiktionary)


  • The charm of Kensington Gardens, with its beautiful walks and secluded sylvan nooks -- the happy hunting-ground of London children and the home of 'Peter Pan' -- has inspired many writers to sing its praises:

    Queen Victoria

  • Chained to a shelf was a clipboard with a list of the recalled Peter Pan products, not all of which I remembered as actually being stocked in this store. » Scarf now

  • Fortunately for those who are fans of Peter Pan, which is the no. 3 selling brand of peanut butter in the US, ConAgra has finally pinpointed the source of the contamination: moisture unexpectedly got into the production line and allowed for the growth of low levels of salmonella.

    Peter Pan peanut butter problem resolved | Baking Bites

  • Peter Pan is going to get a sequel called Peter Pan in Scarlet, already in book form, the rights to the official sequel have been sold to the BBC, the UK Film Council and Headline Pictures.

    Filmstalker: Peter Pan sequel film

  • Next to the Greyhound counter was a bus line called Peter Pan.

    The Coldest Winter Ever

  • When a man resists growing up and stays a boy inside, he has what's known as the "Peter Pan syndrome."

    The Full Feed from

  • The man dubbed the Peter Pan of Pop has a legion of loyal fans after 53 years in the music business. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • She underscores how the playwright, a "quintessential baby boomer, part of the generation captivated and characterized by Peter Pan," carefully manipulated her own narrative, revealing different aspects of herself to different people, using "humor as a dodge, intimacy as a smoke screen."

    NPR Topics: News

  • But not everyone is charmed by the idea of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell flying into town. - Local News

  • We had dinner in Pai at the Baan Pai Village - aka Peter Pan's house (given they design and ambiance of the place). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.