Share this entry
second childhood Syllabification: sec·ond child·hood

Definition of second childhood in English:


A period in someone’s adult life when they act as a child, either for fun or as a consequence of reduced mental capabilities.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Definition of second childhood in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources