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"only child" in British English

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only childnoun [C]

uk   us   (plural only children)
a ​child who has no ​sisters or ​brothers
(Definition of only child from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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only childnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈoʊn·li ˈtʃaɪld/
someone who has no ​sisters or ​brothers
(Definition of only child from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “only child”
in Chinese (Simplified) 独生子(或女)…
in Turkish tek çocuk, hiç kardeşi olmayan çocuk…
in Russian единственный ребенок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨生子(或女)…
in Polish jedyna-k/czka…
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