A period in someone’s adult life when they act as a child, either for fun or as a consequence of reduced mental capabilities.
- They're cantankerous and cussed and refuse to obey the rules, but they're like naughty schoolboys enjoying a second childhood.
- I think there's joy in telling a story for children and for adults too, who live through a second childhood when seeing this show.
- If my grown up children caught me with it they might think I was entering my second childhood.
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Syllabification: sec·ond child·hood
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