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child British & World English

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

child English Thesaurus

I've known Kate since she was a child

Child, Julia British & World English

(1912–2004), US chef and cookbook author; born Julia Carolyn McWilliams. Her cookbooks, beginning with Mastering the Art of French Cooking (written in 1961 with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), and her television cooking show The French Chef, which began on PBS in 1963, revolutionized American cooking

Child, Lydia Maria British & World English

(1802–80), US abolitionist and writer; born Lydia Maria Francis. She was editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard 1841–43 and the author of novels, children’s books, and the poem “Thanksgiving Day,” which begins “Over the river and through the woods.”

man-child British & World English

An immature man

child abuse British & World English

Physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child

inner child British & World English

A person’s supposed original or true self, especially when regarded as concealed in adulthood

love child British & World English

A child born to parents who are not married to each other

moon child British & World English

A person born under the astrological sign of Cancer

name-child British & World English

A person named after another

child benefit British & World English

(In the UK) regular payment by the state to the parents of a child up to a certain age

child-centred British & World English

Giving priority to the interests and needs of children

child labour British & World English

The employment of children in an industry or business, especially when illegal or considered exploitative

child-rearing British & World English

The process of bringing up a child or children

child support British & World English

Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children

poster child British & World English

A person or thing that epitomizes or represents a specified quality, cause, etc.

problem child British & World English

A child with behavioural or other difficulties

trophy child British & World English

A child whose birth or achievements are paraded to enhance the parents' status

child's play British & World English

A task which is easily accomplished

from a child British & World English

Since childhood

child allowance British & World English

informal term for child benefit.

child guidance British & World English

Care for psychologically or emotionally disturbed children, especially through counselling

child restraint British & World English

A device used to control and protect a child in a motor vehicle

child's pose British & World English

A yoga pose assumed by kneeling and bending one’s upper body downwards until one’s head touches the floor in front of one’s knees

latchkey child British & World English

A child who is at home without adult supervision for some part of the day, especially after school until a parent returns from work

big with child British & World English

In a late stage of pregnancy

child trafficking British & World English

The illegal movement of children, typically for the purposes of forced labour or sexual exploitation

quick with child British & World English

At a stage of pregnancy when movements of the fetus have been felt

Child Support Agency British & World English

(In the UK) a government agency responsible for the assessment and collection of compulsory child maintenance payments from absent parents

battered child syndrome British & World English

The set of symptoms, injuries, and signs of mistreatment seen on a severely or repeatedly abused child

spare the rod and spoil the child British & World English

If children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer

childbed British & World English

Archaic term for childbirth.

godchild British & World English

A person in relation to a godparent

big with child in big British & World English

In a late stage of pregnancy

child's play in child British & World English

A task which is easily accomplished


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