Meaning of “childhood” in the English Dictionary

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"childhood" in British English

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childhoodnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈtʃaɪld.hʊd/ us /ˈtʃaɪld.hʊd/

B1 the time when someone is a child:

She had an unhappy childhood.
Childhood is not always a happy time.

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(Definition of “childhood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"childhood" in American English

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childhoodnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtʃɑɪld·hʊd/

the time when a person is a child:

[ C ] She spent most of her childhood on a farm in Texas.

(Definition of “childhood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)