1. a male companion; a term
used to categorize a male friend with an abiguous characterization of sexual orientation.

e.g., Tom has never been married. He loves to spend time with Dick more than anyone. They are great manpanions.

2. a term used to describe a homosexual companion, while remaining free of commitment.

e.g., He's not looking for commitment. In stead, he has several manpanions.