child

noun

  • 1

    A young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.

  • 2

    A son or daughter of any age.

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Origin

Old English cild, of Germanic origin. The Middle English plural childer or childre became childeren or children by association with plurals ending in -en, such as brethren.

Pronunciation

  • child /tʃʌɪld/