Definition of bairn in English:


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Pronunciation: /bɛːn


chiefly Scottish & Northern English
A child.
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  • 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.

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