Definition of trophy child in English:
A child whose birth or achievements are paraded to enhance the parents' status.
- The moment Henry began to say something, Laura interrupted him, snarling, ‘In case you've forgotten, Father: the trophy child in this family has been dead for eight years, and I am not resuming her pathetic role… Good day, Father.’
- They have huge white-leather sofas, a wall-to-wall aquarium of tropical fish, gizmos and gadgets, three gorgeous trophy children, and an au pair to keep them out of sight and out of mind.
- And parents of trophy children are unusually focused on outcomes and the belief that they can control them.
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