childnoun [ C ]uk /tʃaɪld/ us /tʃaɪld/ plural children
an eight-year-old child
He's such a child if he doesn't get his own way.
a child of sth
- She had to drag her child away from the toy shop.
- Her eldest child is nearly 14.
- She's got four children, all under the age of five.
- The children are always hungry when they get home from school.
- Don't be so silly - you're acting like a child!
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