nounchiefly Scottish & Northern English
- A child.More example sentences
- We used to mix it with that Ministry of Food orange juice the bairns were issued around the 1950s.
- In India, of course, the problem is that they have too many bairns.
- It was terrible what happened to those bairns,’ she said.
Old English bearn, of Germanic origin; related to the verb bear1.
More definitions of bairnDefinition of bairn in:
- The US English dictionary