Reverse Dictionary: CHI – CHILD


CHIC – ADJECTIVES
chic, smart AFTERNOONIFIED L19 sl.
chic, smart, sophisticated SWANKEE;  SWANKY L19 sl.


CHICAGO – NOUNS (also see ILLINOIS)
– a dangerous slum section of Chicago BAD LANDS 1892 Amer. sl.
Chicago HOGOPOLIS M19 sl.
Chicago PIGOPOLIS M19 sl.
Chicago PORKOPOLIS M19 sl.
Chicago THE BIG C 1976 US sl.
in Chicago, the intersection of State and Division Streets STATE AND PERVERSION 1958 US sl.


CHICANERY – NOUNS
an instance of chicanery or wangling FINAGLE 1941 Amer. dial.


CHICKADEE – NOUNS
a chickadee DEE-DEE 1959 Amer. dial.


CHICKEN – INTERJECTIONS
– a call to chickens CHI-CHI-CHI! 1967 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens CHICKABIDDY! 1967 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens CHICKEROO! 1940 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens CHICKIE! 1949 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens CHICKOO! 1966 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens KITTY! 1968 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens at feeding TIP! 1973 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens at feeding TIPPY! 1973 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens at feeding time WEEDILY! 1966 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens or other domestic fowl WIDDIE!;  WIDDY! 1902 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens or turkeys PEEP! 1956 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens or turkeys PEE-PEE! 1899 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens or turkeys PEEPIE! 1967 Amer. dial.
– a call to chickens or turkeys PEEP-PEEP! 1967 Amer. dial.
– come!; used as a call to chickens BEE!;  BIE! 1924 Amer. dial.
 
CHICKEN – NOUNS
– a baby chick DIDDLE 1899 Amer. dial.
– a baby chick WHEEDLE;  WHIDDLE 1968 Amer. dial.
– a baby chick; also, rarely, a hen WIDDIE;  WIDDY 1936 Amer. dial.
– a chicken CHICK-A-DIDDLE 1826 children’s usage
– a chicken CHICKIE 1950s US sl.
– a chicken CHIKE a1430 obs.
– a chicken CROW 20C World War II Armed Forces usage
– a chicken DIP 1952 Amer. dial.
– a chicken GOSPEL BIRD 1935 Amer. dial., esp. African-American
– a chicken PEEPY 1908 Amer. dial.
– a chicken SEA GULL 20C World War I navy usage
– a chicken YARDBIRD 1956 US sl.
– a chicken, a fowl BIDDY a1616 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a chicken; a hen CACKLEBIRD 1966 Amer. sl.
– a chicken coop BIDDY COOP 1968 Amer. dial.
– a chicken coop BIDDY PEN 1968 Amer. dial.
– a chicken coop; a hen house BROODER 1939 Amer. dial.
– a chicken coop; a hen house BROODER COOP 1931 Amer. dial.
– a chicken coop; a hen house BROODER HOUSE 1939 Amer. dial.
– a chicken coop; a hen house BROODER PEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– a chicken, esp. a stolen one GUMP 1899 Amer. tramps’ sl.
– a chicken leg MAUL c1960 Amer. dial.
– a chicken or other domestic fowl CHOOK 1855 Aust. & NZ sl.
– a chicken or other domestic fowl CHOOKIE;  CHOOKY 1855 Aust. & NZ sl.
– a chicken or other domestic fowl CHUCKIE;  CHUCKY 1855 Aust. & NZ sl.
– a chicken thigh SHORT JOINT 1960 Amer. dial.
– a chicken thigh SHORT LEG 2000 Amer. dial.
– a chicken thigh SHORT THIGH 1986 Amer. dial.
– a little chicken BIDDYKIN 1952 Amer. dial.
– a little chicken DIDDY 1952 Amer. dial.
– an immature chicken CHICKABIDDY 1848 Amer. dial.
– a small chicken DIB 1946 Amer. dial.
 a small chicken DIBBY 1946 Amer. dial.
– a small or young chicken CHICKY 1942 Amer. sl.
– a very small or young chicken or turkey PEEP 1916 Amer. dial.
– a very small or young chicken or turkey PEE-PEE 1890 Amer. dial.
– a young chicken DEEDIE 1885 Amer. dial.
– a young chicken KIP 1895 Amer. dial.
– a young chicken POULT 1913
– a young chicken WEEDELY;  WEEDILY 1984 Amer. dial.
– chicken croquettes FOWL BALLS 20C sl., World War I usage
– chicken dressing BALLAST 1945 US railroad sl.
– chicken dung HEN-FLINT Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– chicken livers wrapped in bacon DEVILS ON HORSEBACK 1980 Amer. dial.
– chicken or turkey BUZZARD MEAT 1944 Amer. military usage
– chicken or turkey as served in a mess hall BUZZARD 1941 Amer. military usage
– chicken, roasted, broiled, or stewed ALBATROSS 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– fried chicken PIGEON 1990s US prison sl.
– fried chicken YARDBIRD 1990s US prison sl.
– frozen chicken SKUA 1991 Antarctica usage
– the drumstick of a chicken LONG LEG 1960 Amer. dial.
– the fatty extremity of a fowl’s rump POPE’S NOSE 1796
– the flat lobe at the nether end of a chicken, which is like a mammal’s tail, base for the tail-feathers DEACON’S NOSE 1967 Can. sl.
– the plaintive chirping of chickens YAP 1824 Sc.
– the rump of a cooked chicken ANY-BIT 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken BISHOP’S NOSE 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken BOTSEL;  BUTSEL 1967 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken BUTTON 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken JIB 1970 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken KATOOCH 1979 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken KATUSH 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken LAST PART THROUGH THE FENCE 1954 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NIB 1957 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NOODLE 1966 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NORTHEND 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NORTH END GOING SOUTH 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NORTH END OF A CHICKEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NORTH END OF A CHICKEN FLYING (or HEADING) SOUTH 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken NORTH END OF A SOUTHBOUND CHICKEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken PART THAT WENT OVER THE FENCE LAST 1871 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken POOP-NOSE 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken POPE’S CAP 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken POPE’S CROWN 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken SOUTH END 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken SOUTH END OF A CHICKEN GOING NORTH 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken SOUTH END OF A HEN GOING NORTH 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken SOUTH END OF A NORTHBOUND CHICKEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken TIPPET 1968 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken TOOT 1965 Amer. dial.
– the rump of a cooked chicken TOOT BOX 1965 Amer. dial.
– the tail or rump of a chicken PARSON’S NOSE 1839 Amer. dial.
– the tail or rump of a chicken PARSON’S SNOUT 1965 Amer. dial.
– the uterus of a chicken or other fowl EGG-BAG 1942 Amer. dial.
– young chickens MABBIERS 1790 Eng. dial.
 
CHICKEN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a chicken thief; thus any petty thief CHICKEN-LIFTER L19 US sl. –
– a person who keeps chickens in their backyard BACKYARDER 1922 Brit. sl.
– a person who raises chickens for the market; usually applied derisively to ‘furriners’ CHICKEN GRANNY 1936 Amer. dial.
– a poultry thief BEAKER-HUNTER 1839 sl.
– a poultry thief BEAK-HUNTER 1860 sl.
– a poultry thief, who hawks booty from door to door BEAKER-HAULER Bk1891 sl.
– a thief who steals chickens and then sells them door-to-door WALKING POULTERER 1788 criminals’ sl.


CHICKENPOX – NOUNS
a rash or pustular eruption of chickenpox NIRL-POCKS c1900 Sc.
a rash or pustular eruption of chickenpox NIRLS;  NURLS 1702 Sc.


CHIDE, CHIDING – ADJECTIVES
– chiding, abusive, blameworthy, reprehensible CORREPT 1659 obs.
– chiding, conveying reproof, rebuking, reprehensive CORREPTORY 1659 obs.
– chiding, rebuking REBUKOUS 1494 obs.
– chiding, rebuking, reproving INCREPATORY 1645 obs.
– having the character of chiding or scolding; conveying or uttering a sharp rebuke OBJURGATIVE 1854
– having the character of chiding or scolding; conveying or uttering a sharp rebuke OBJURGATORY 1576
 
CHIDE etc. – NOUNS
– a chiding, a scolding; a sharp reproof THRAWN Bk1905 Ireland obs.
– a chiding, a sharp or severe rebuke; a scolding OBJURGATION 1550
– a chiding, reprehension, reproof, reproach, rebuke CORREPTION c1380 obs.
– a sharp chiding, severe reprehension DICKIES Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
CHIDE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a woman who chides, scolds, or brawls CHIDESTER c1386 obs.
 
CHIDE etc. – VERBS
– to chide, to carp, to scold, to nag, to reprehend sharply and critically YAFF 1825 Sc.
– to chide; to carp, to scold; to speak in a constant peevish, querulous manner; to fret, to grumble YATTER 1811 Sc.
– to chide; to growl, to snarl; to chatter; to chirp, to twitter GARRE 1382 obs.
– to chide, to quarrel KEBBIE;  KEBBY Bk1902 Sc.
– to chide; to rebuke severely OBJURGATE 1616
– to chide, to rebuke, to reprove, to scold, to reprehend INCREPATE 1570 obs.
– to chide; to reprimand severely SCOUR 1825 Sc.
– to chide, to reprove GATHER 1577 obs.
– to chide; to reprove, to rebuke TAKE OFF 1863 Eng. dial.
– to chide; to reprove, to rebuke THREAPEN Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– to chide, to reprove; to pester BONE 1858 Amer. dial.
– to chide; to reprove, to scold ILL-HEAR 1808 Sc. obs.
– to chide; to scold PEEL OUT 1968 Amer. dial.
– to chide; to scold, not noisily, but constantly; to chide CHANNER c1375 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to chide; to scold severely; to assail with insults TING 1746 Eng. dial. obs.
– to chide; to scold; to address with angry and maledictory language, to curse, to swear BAN 1340 Eng. dial.
– to chide; to scold; to be furious or cross TATTER 1842 Eng. dial.
– to chide, to scold, to reprove vehemently or angrily RATE c1386
– to chide; to scold, to rebuke THREAP 1681 Eng. dial.
– to chide; to scold, to speak angrily to RALLIE;  RALLY;  RAWLEY 1790 Sc.
– to chide; to scold vehemently DELITIGATE 1623 obs. rare


CHIEF – ADJECTIVES
 chief, principal, leading CAPTAIN 1566 obs.
 chief, best, most able HEAD 1895 Amer. dial.
 chiefest HEADEST 1577 obs. rare
 chief, principal HEADLY 971 obs.
 chief, principal; great, best; remarkable MASTER 1750 Eng. dial.
 chief, great, wonderful MASTERPIECE 1895 Eng. dial.
– chief, principal, pre-eminent, most important; that bears or is worthy to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place PALMARIAN 1815 rare
– chief, principal, pre-eminent, most important; that bears or is worthy to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place PALMARY 1657
 
CHIEF – NOUNS
– the chief, highest, or leading position, place, or rank THE TOP OF THE TREE 1782
 
CHIEF – NOUNS, PERSON
– a chief, a captain, a commander, a ruler, a leader; a person to whom others are subordinate; a principal person HEAD c897
– a chief, a conqueror; a person who has the power of a master MASTERLING c1200 obs.
– a chief; a leader MASTER-MAN a1300 obs., chiefly Sc.
– a chief, a leader, a director; one having direction or control over the action of others; commander; a ruler; a governor MASTER c1000 obs.
– a chief, a leader; an expert SKULL 1880 US & Aust. sl.
– a chief, a leader, esp. an assertive leader HONCHO 1945 sl.
– a chief, a leader; the head pupil in a class or division in a school DUX a1832
– a chief; a leader; the most important person in the situation; a consequential person in a small town BIGGEST TOAD IN THE PUDDLE 1848 US sl.
– a chief, a lord, a leader HERE a1000 Sc. obs.
– a chief; a noble person ALII 1938 Hawaii
– a chief; a ruler; a leader; a leader of an army, a captain or general DUKE c1275 obs.
– a chief, head, or commander of a division of ten DEAN 1388 obs.
– a chief, leader, or head man HEADSMAN a1400 rare
– a chief man, a leader HEADMAN c1000
– a chief or leader; chiefly contemptuous usage BELL-WETHER c1430
– a chief or principal man ELDERLY MAN Bk1900 Eng. dial. obs.
– a chieftain, a leader HEADLING c1300 obs. rare
– a person who is the chief, head, captain, or ruler of a group of people; a leader HEADER 1660 obs.
– a title of or respectful form of address used to a chief or any person in authority; hence, a chief; a master; esp. among speakers of the Sotho languages MORENA 1840 S. Afr.
– chief, lord, chief, master; man of high position or rank; sometimes more generally = Man HER a1000 poetic usage, obs.
– the chief CHUNKA;  CHUNKER 20C Aust. sl.
– the chief man of a place MIDDEN-COCK 1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– the chief or leader of a group TOP DOG 1900 colloq.
– the chief personage; the leading man; the person in authority THE MACGREGOR 1929 Sc.
– the chief personage; the person in authority THE MACNAB 1840 Sc.
– the chief, the boss CHUNKA BEEF;  CHUNK OF BEEF 20C Aust. rhyming sl.
– the chief; the boss; a prominent individual ACE 1899 Amer. sl.
– the chief; the person in charge BOSS 1806
– the chief, the person in charge HEAD BUMMER 1919 sl.
– the chief, the person in charge; the most important person present; the manager HEAD BUMMAROO 1984 UK sl.
– the chief, the principal person; an important, pompous person; a socially prominent person; the principal person; the chief HIGH-MONKEY-MONK c1865 Amer. sl., disparaging & jocular usage
– the chief woman in an organization or operation QUEEN PIN 1960s sl.
– the highest ranking chief; the big chief HEAD OF ALL THE HEADS 1970s US sl.


CHILBLAIN, CHILBLAINED – ADJECTIVES
chilblained BLOOD-FALLEN Bk1898 Eng. dial.

CHILBLAIN etc.  – NOUNS
a chilblain DAG 1883 Eng. dial.


CHILD, CHILDREN – ADJECTIVES (also see FAMILY and INFANT)
– child-loving BAIRN-FOND Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– concerned with one’s children NATALITIOUS 1654 obs. rare
– distressed at being separated from one’s mother; used contemptuously MAMMY-SICK 1836-48
– governed by a child CHICKEN-PECKED 1786 humorous nonce word
– hanging about its mother; said of a child LALLEN Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– hindered by having a child to take care of; said of a woman BAIRNBUND 1908 Sc.
– inclined to show excessive concern or interest in the welfare, affairs, etc., of a child, even when he or she becomes an adult; esp. said of a mother CLUCKY 1960
– neglected, badly brought up; said of a child ILL-MADE-ON Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– of a child: old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child SETTING-LONELY 1959 Amer. dial.
– of a child: old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child SETTING-UP 1954 Amer. dial.
– of or pert. to a child or childhood PUERILE 1527
– old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child SET-ALONG 1917 Amer. dial.
– pert. to or fit for children KIDDIE;  KIDDY 1930s sl.
– relating to the rearing of children PAEDOTROPHIC 1889
– wise and forward above their age; said of children TRANTY B1900 Eng. dial. obs.
 
CHILD etc. – NOUNS
– a noble stock of children AERIE;  EYRIE a1616 obs.
– a notional science of teasing or deceiving; a notional science of dealing with children KIDDOLOGY; KIDOLOGY 1964 Brit. sl.
– anxiety about children BARN-SITE 1863 N. Eng. dial.
– child worship BABYOLATRY 1846 nonce word
– the course of time during which a woman can bear children BAIRN-TIME 1824 Sc.
– the rearing of children PAEDOTROPHIA;  PAEDOTROPHY 1857
– the state or quality of being a child; the quality of being childish, foolish, or trivial PUERILITY 1425
– the study of the nature of children PAEDOLOGY;  PAIDOLOGY 1894
– the time when the children are at home, as from school BAIRN-TIME 1923 Sc.
 
CHILD etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a Black African child PICCANIN 1900 Aust. & S. Afr., offensive
– a Black child BLACKBIRD 1903 US sl.
– a child BAB 1567 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a child BACHCHA 1830 Anglo-Indian
– a child BAGGISH 1778 Eng. dial., playful usage
– a child BAGGIT 1879 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child BAGREL 1808 Sc.
– a child BAICH 1808 Sc. obs.
– a child BAICHE B1700 Sc.
– a child BARN;  BARNE c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a child BILTER 1808 Sc.
 a child BLOAKER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a child BUTTER-PRINT 1616 sl. obs.
– a child CHICKEN a1400
– a child CHICKO;  CHICO 1950s sl.
– a child CHIKE 18C obs.
– a child CHILO Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– a child CHIT 1814 Amer. dial.
– a child COOKIE-SNATCHER 1962 US jocular usage
– a child CRUMB-CRUNCHER Bk2006 US sl.
– a child CRUMB-CRUSHER Bk2006 US sl.
– a child DEDUCTION Bk2006 US sl.
– a child FELLER;  FELLOW 1939 Amer. dial.
– a child FIGLIA L19 sl.
– a child GAFFER 1960 Irish sl.
– a child GAISLING 1819 Sc. obs., disparaging usage
– a child GARB 1825 Sc.
– a child GAWD FORBID 1909 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘kid’
– a child GEAT;  GEIT 1825 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child GOD FORBID 1909 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘kid’
– a child GRUFFLER B1900 Eng. dial.
– a child HONEY LOVE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– a child INKERPUNK 1889 Eng. dial.
– a child INTEPUNK 1889 Eng. dial.
– a child KAZOONIE 1950s US prison sl.
– a child KID 1690 sl.
– a child KIDDIE 1889 sl.
– a child KIDDIEWINK;  KIDDYWINK 1957 sl.
– a child KIDDIEWINKIE;  KIDDYWINKY 1957 sl.
– a child KIDDO 1896 sl.
– a child KIDDY 1858 sl.
– a child KIDDYWINKLE 1957 sl.
– a child LENNO 1882 Sc.
– a child LID 1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘kid’ (Saucepan Lid)
– a child LITTLE BREECHES 1856 Amer. dial.
– a child LITTLE BRITCHES 1967 Amer. dial.
– a child LITTLEY 1965 Aust. sl.
– a child MAAWL Bk1905 Eng. dial., contemptuous usage
– a child MOLE Bk1905 Eng. dial., contemptuous usage
– a child MOUSE 1974 US sl.
– a child MOWL Bk1905 Eng. dial., contemptuous usage
– a child MUSKRAT 1976 US sl.
– a child NAFFLER Bk1883 Eng. dial., contemptuous usage
– a child NIPPER 1859 sl., chiefly Brit.
– a child OLIVE 1803
​- a child PUG L16 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a child SAUCEPAN (LID) 1952 UK rhyming sl. for ‘kid’
– a child SPROG 1945 Brit. sl.
– a child SPROUT 1934 US sl.
– a child SQUIRT 1958 US sl.
– a child TAD 1877 colloq.
– a child TADPOLE 1588
– a child TADWHACKER 1941 Amer. dial.
– a child TIN LID 1905 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘kid’
– a child WEENY 1844 N. Amer. sl.
– a child YOLPIN 1825 Sc.
– a child YOWUN;  YOWWEN;  YOWWUN 1919 Amer. dial.
– a child ZILL 1825 Sc.
– a child ZILLIE Bk1866 Sc.
 a child; a baby BABY-CHILD 1927 African-American usage
– a child; a baby DOE 1904 US criminals’ sl.
– a child; a baby EXPENSE Bk2006 US sl.
– a child; a baby VARICOSE VEIN 1996 Sc. rhyming sl. for ‘wean’
– a child, a baby, a toddler RUG-RAT 1964 US sl.
– a child, a bairn BEARN c1000
– a child; a bairn BERN c1000 obs.
– a child; a bairn BERYNE Bk1855 obs.
– a child; a big, awkward girl WAIN Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– a child, a brat BAILCH Bk1898 Sc.
– a child; a brat BELCH 1822 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child; a brat BELSHACH 1825 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child; a brat BILCH 1825 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child; a brat GET 1710 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child, a brat; a bastard GETT 1785 Sc., contemptuous usage
– a child, a brat; also, a fellow, somewhat depreciative, as a knave, a vagabond GETLING c1700 Sc. rare
– a child according to the pattern or idea of an old maid, such a child as an old maid would have brought up if she had had one AULD MAID’S BAIRN 1899 Sc.
– a child; a brat; a first-year pupil in the Edinburgh High School GYTE 1825 Sc.
– a child; a junior MONKEY 1583
– a child; a kid BILLY (LID) 1983 Aust. rhyming sl.
– a child; a kid BINLID 2001 UK rhyming sl.
– a child; a kid TEAPOT LID Bk1971 rhyming sl.
– a child; a kid; a brat SOD 19C sl., chiefly Brit.
– a child; a little or weak one PUSILL 1884 rare
– a child; also, a term of endearment BABA 1841 orig. & chiefly South Asian
– a child a month old, or whose age is counted in months rather than years MONTHLING 1804 obs. rare
– a child, an adolescent YOUNG ONE 1382
– a child, an adolescent YOUNGIN 1832 Amer. dial.
– a child; an imp IMPET 1893 Eng. dial.
– a child; an infant; a young person FANT;  FAUNT a1300 obs.
– a child; an offspring; a descendant GET a1400
– a child; a short, small or insignificant person HALF-PINT 1876 US sl.
– a child; a small boy HAMMER KNOCKER 1986 Amer. dial.
– a child; a small, diminutive, or insignificant person; an undersized person HALF-PORTION 1914
– a child; a small person MUNCHKIN 1950s sl.
– a child; a son or daughter BAIRN c1000
– a child; a sweetheart; a term of endearment CHICKADEE 1860 Amer. dial.
– a child; a term of endearment to a child CHICKABIDDY 1848
– a child; a tiny tot; someone small and puny of any age; often used in a derogatory or playful sense EESHAN 1866 Sc.
– a child; a young person CHAPPIE;  CHAPPY 1932 Amer. dial.
– a child; a young person YOUNGIE 1965 Aust. sl.
– a child; a youngster CHIP 1698 sl.
– a child; a youngster YOUNKER 1601
– a child, a youngster, an adolescent YOUNG UN a1827
– a child, a youngster, a son BIRD c1300 obs.
– a child; a youth; an immature man; a youth gang member YOUT 1949 US criminals’ sl.
– a child; a youth; a young lad SHAVER L16 now colloq.
– a child; a youth; a young person, a young man or woman; a youngster YOUNGLING c900
– a child big enough to sit on the floor but not walk SET-ALONG CHILD 1917 Amer. dial.
– a child born in Britain during the German Blitz BLITZ BABY 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– a child born in wedlock, but is born within six months of marriage BARLEY-BAIRN Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a child born in wedlock, but is born within six months of marriage BARLEY-CHILD Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a child born of elderly parents TETNIT 1924 Amer. dial.
– a child born when the parents are old; a darling or favourite child; a pet; the youngest of the family; the last born; a term of endearment DILLING 1584 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a child, boy or girl BATA 1972 Hawaii
– a child brought up by its grandmother; hence, a spoiled child MAMMOTHREPT 1599 obs.
– a child conceived to strengthen a faltering relationship BAND-AID BABY 20C colloq.
– a child, esp. a boy LITTLE TACKER 1890 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. a misbehaving or unruly one WILD INDIAN 1946 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. a misbehaving or unruly one YOUNG INDIAN 1967 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. an attractive one POPPET 1859 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child BOOGER 1892 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child BUG 1950 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child BUGGER 1892 Amer. dial.
– a child, esp. one who is well-behaved VEGEMITE Bk1998 Aust. & NZ sl.
– a child fathered by a woman’s lover rather than by her husband JACKET 20C W. Indies
– a child (for barn) BARON Bk1880
– a child, implying the idea of dishonourable conduct DIGGOT 19C Sc.
– a child, in contradistinction to an adult UNDERSTRAPPER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a child in the womb JACK-IN-THE-BOX 1765 sl.
– a child in the womb JACK-IN-THE-CELLAR 1765 sl. obs.
– a child just beginning to walk, a toddler; an unsteady walker GANGEREL;  GANGREL 1768 Sc.
– a child just learning to walk TRODDLER Bk1882 Eng. dial.
– a child living apart from its parents, either temporarily or permanently GRASS ORPHAN 1875
– a child of either sex MAID 1881 Eng. dial.
– a child of either sex CHEEL 1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a child of either sex; a young person; chiefly used in plural GIRL c1300
– a child, offspring; contemptuously, a brat or a little wretch BROLL a1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a child; offspring, usually male IMP c1412 obs.
– a child old enough to stand by holding on to its mother’s apron APRON CHILD 1958 Amer. dial.
– a child or adolescent YOUNGERN 1832 Amer. dial.
– a child resembling his parent no less in features than in conduct DADDY’S BARN Bk1828 Eng. dial.
– a child’s Black nurse DA;  DAH 1949 Amer. dial.
– a child’s maid or nurse BAIRNSWOMAN 1823 Sc.
– a child, sometimes, a female child YONKER 1528
– a child that resembles its mother; a spoiled child MOTHER’S BAIRN 1896 Sc. rare
– a child that sits on the knee, as not being yet able to walk KNEE-BAIRN B1900 Sc.
– a child that stands as high as one’s waist WAIST BABY 1944 Amer. dial.
– a child; used familiarly, playfully, or endearingly BAGGAGE 1672
– a child; used rather contemptuously BAICHIE Bk1898 Sc.
– a child who has no ‘official’ father JACKET 20C W. Indies
– a child who is reared by someone for a fee MONEY CHILD 1947 Amer. dial.
– a child who resembles his or her mother MOTHER BAIRN 1889 Eng. dial.
– a child whose father’s identity is uncertain PHONE BOOTH BABY 1960s African-American sl.
– a child who toddles along FADGE Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a conceived child in the womb BUN IN THE OVEN 1951 sl.
– a conceived child in the womb PUDDING IN THE OVEN 1937 sl.
– a dawdling child hanging about its mother LALL 1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a disrespectful term applied to children MOUTCHIT Bk1905 Sc.
– a female child BAYSOM Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– a female child FIGLIA POLONE L19 sl.
– a female child MAIDEN-CHILD c893 obs.
– a female child QUEAN-BAIRN 1868 Sc.
– a female child TWO NICK c1860 printers’ sl.
– a female child TWO NITCH c1860 printers’ sl.
– a fondling term for a child PUSSICKIE B1900 Sc.
– a fondling term for a little child BURDIE-BEETON Bk1911 Sc.
– a kindly name for a child LITTLE NICKERIE 1825 Sc. obs.
– a ‘knave-child’; a male child PAM-CHILD 1760 obs. nonce word
– a large or well-grown child BUSTER 1930 Amer. dial.
– a little child BAIRNEY;  BAIRNIE 1874 Sc.
– a little child BIT BAIRN 1825 Sc.
– a little child LITTLING c975 Eng. dial.
– a little child NESTLER 1611
– a little child CHILDLING 1648 arch. rare
– a little child, a baby GAURLAGH Bk1910 Ireland
– a little child; a baby KIDLING 1899 sl.
– a little child; a lad, a boy YOUNKERKIN 1528 obs.
– a little child; an infant FAUNTEKIN 1377 obs.
– a little child; an infant FAUNTELET 1393 obs.
– a little child, especially a small boy TACKER 1885 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a little child who eats or behaves like a hooligan BUNGO-TOUGHY 1940s W. Indies & Guyana
– a ludicrous term for a child BAWAW 1825 Sc.
– a male child FIGLIA HOMEY L19 sl.
– a male child LADDIE-BAIRN 1888 Sc.
– a male child ONE NICK c1860 printers’ sl.
– a male child ONE NITCH c1860 printers’ sl.
– a male child YOUNG HOPEFUL Bk1922
– a male child; a young son LAD-BAIRN 1776 Sc.
– a male child; a young son LAD-WEAN 1810 Sc.
– a male child; a young son; a boy MAN BAIRN 1876 Sc.
– a misgrown child BAGLIN Bk1898 Sc.
– a mother’s child MOTHER CHILD a1000 obs.
– an adult who is sexually attracted to children PAEDOPHILE 1912
– an adult who is sexually attracted to children PAEDOPHILIAC 1960
– an affectionate name for a child HADDOCK AND COD 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘sod’
– an affectionate term for a little child PANGY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– an epithet applied to a child, playfully or as a term of reproach COARSE BAG Bk1898 Sc.
– an epithet applied to a child, playfully or as a term of reproach LITTLE BAG Bk1898 Sc.
– an older child JUVEY;  JUVIE 1941 US sl.
– an only child ONELIN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– an unborn child JACK IN THE LOW CELLAR 1751
– an unborn child LAP-FULL 19C Brit. sl.
– an unplanned pregnancy and the child that follows MISTAKE 1950s sl.
– a nursemaid BABY-HERDER c1888 Amer. sl.
– a one-year-old child YEARLING 1528
– a person skilled in or knowledgeable about the raising of children PAEDOTROPHIST 1889 obs.
– a person who dislikes children;  a child-hater MISOPEDIST 1895 rare
– a person who kills his or her child NATICIDE 1855 rare
– a person who looks after a child while its parents are out, esp. in the evening BABY-SITTER 1937 orig. US
– a person who researches and studies children PAEDOLOGIST 1894
 a pet name for a child BUTTERCUP L19 sl.
– a pet name for a child; a little upstart CHITTYPRAT 1892 Eng. dial.
– a pet term for a little child; a jocular name for a very small person or child OGAGOT 1897 Sc.
– a playful or reproachful designation of a child BAG Bk1911 Sc.
– a playful term for a small child CACK 1895 Amer. sl.
– a pretty child MOPSY 1582 obs.
– a short dark child with a profusion of hair MOODIEWORT 1899 Sc.
– a short dark child with a profusion of hair MOULDYWARP 1899 Sc.
– a small Black child in the old slave states; used in the West Indies to refer to any small child of any colour or race PICKANINNY 1653 US colloq., now usually offensive
– a small Black child in the old slave states; used in the West Indies to refer to any small child of an colour or race PICKNEY 1790 chiefly Caribbean usage, now usually offensive
– a small child ANIE B1900 Sc.
– a small child ANKLE-BITER 1850 colloq.
– a small child BIDDIE;  BIDI 1908 Sc.
– a small child BLUNDERBUS 1966 Amer. dial.
– a small child BOOSTER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a small child CARPET GRUB Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– a small child CHIPPER 1968 Amer. dial.
– a small child DOT 1800
– a small child GOOBER 1970s US college sl.
– a small child JIGGER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a small child KACK 1895 Amer. dial.
– a small child KINCH M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– a small child KINCHEN;  KINCHIN M16 UK criminals’ sl.
– a small child LITTLE BUCK 1966 Amer. dial.
– a small child LITTLE CACK;  LITTLE KACK 1910 Amer. dial.
– a small child LITTLE SCUTTER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a small child LITTLE YERKER;  LITTLE YURKER 1955 Amer. dial.
– a small child MITE 1941 Amer. dial.
– a small child SCAMP Bk1995 Amer. sl.
– a small child SCOOT 1967 Amer. dial.
– a small child SCUTTER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a small child TRICK 1887 Amer. dial.
– a small child TRUDGEON 1814 Amer. dial.
– a small child TRUDGET 1901 Amer. dial.
– a small child YARD RAT 1960s US sl.
– a small child; a boy CHOCH 1967 Amer. dial.
– a small child; a boy CHO CHO 1967 Amer. dial.
– a small child; a chit DAB 1833
– a small child; an infant HOUSE APE 1980s Amer. sl.
– a small child of an officer ARMY BRAT Bk1944 services’ sl.
– a small child or infant LEG-BITER 1980s US college sl.
– a small child; used affectionately SHITEPOKE 1942 Amer. dial.
– a small child, used affectionately TOAD 1836 Amer. dial.
– a squalling child in arms BUNCH OF DOG’S MEAT c1825 sl.
– a supposed changeling or simple child left by the elves or fairies; hence, a misbegotten, deformed, or idiot child OAF;  OAPH 1625 obs.
– a sweet child GILLIVER Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a term of abuse or reproach to a child MIXEN 1777 Eng. dial.
– a term of affection for a child PODLEY;  PODLIE 1861 Sc.
– a term of endearment applied pitifully to a child TIBBY-LAMB 1896 Eng. dial.
– a term of endearment for a baby boy or a male child MANITOODLIE 1824 Sc.
– a term of endearment for a child BUGGER Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child KARRIEWHITCHIT Bk1902 Sc.
– a term of endearment for a child KECK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child PAILWUR 1890 Sc.
– a term of endearment for a child PUGGY 1608 obs.
– a term of endearment for a child SKEESTER 1966 Amer. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child SKEETER 1966 Amer. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child TAUDY;  TAWDY 1808 Sc. obs.
– a term of endearment for a child TODIE 1808 Sc. obs.
– a term of endearment for a child TOWDY 1808 Sc. obs.
– a term of endearment for a child; a pet DOY 1884 Eng. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child or girl THING 1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a term of endearment for a child or young person LAMBIE 1718 Sc.
– a term of endearment for a small child DOVELING a1618
– a term of endearment for a small child PEANUT 1915 Amer. dial.
– a term of endearment for a young child PARRICH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 a term of endearment or playful reproach to a child MARMOSET 1526 obs.
– a term of mild reproach for a child, after they have been in mischief AMERUGIAN 1983 Amer. dial.
– a term of mock anger applied to children BEGGAR-FACE Bk1876 Eng. dial.
– a term of mock anger applied to children BEGGAR-LEG 1891 Eng. dial.
– a term of mock anger applied to children BEGGAR-LUG Bk1876 Eng. dial.
– a term of reproach to a child SACKIT Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– a term of reproof or abuse directed at a child FAGGOT 1873 sl.
– a tiny child SCRAT 1885 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a toddling child; an infant TODDLE 1825
– a toddling child; an infant TODDLES 1825
– a toddling child; an infant TODDLEKINS 1879
– a toddling child; an infant TODDLESKIN 1890
– a very small child WIBBET Bk1869 Eng. dial.
– a very small child; a tiny one; an infant TINY 1863
– a very young child BOB 1890 Eng. dial.
– a very young child, not yet able to walk; a baby CHILD IN ARMS a1675
– a very young child that is able to walk but is not allowed in the yard without someone to take care of him PORCH CHILD 1945 Amer. dial.
– a very young or little child WEANIE 1785 Eng. dial.
 a White child BACKRA PICKNEY 19C W. Indies sl.
 a year-old child AYEN 1911 Sc.
– a young child BABAN c1230 obs.
– a young child BABBON 1570 obs.
– a young child BABE 1393
– a young child BARE SCOOTIE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a young child CARPET CRAWLER 1976 US sl.
– a young child GILPIN 1825 Sc.
– a young child GULPIN 1814 Sc.
– a young child JOEY E19 Aust. & NZ 
– a young child KEIKI 1938 Hawaii
– a young child MILKSUCKER 1975 US sl.
– a young child SCOOTIE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a young child WAMP 1869 Eng. dial.
– a young child, a baby BAMBINO 1761
– a young child; a baby CHAP 1883 Amer. dial.
– a young child; also used contemptuously GETTLING 1756 Sc.
– a young child; an infant GAITLING c1700 Sc.
– a young child, esp. a girl; a darling, a favourite, a pet; often as a term of endearment MOPPET 1601
– a young child of either sex; formerly synonymous with ‘child’ BABY Bk1891
– a young child over which one yearns; a beloved child YEARNLING 1829 nonce word
– a youngest child or sibling YOUNGEST-BORN 1608
– a young, frisky child FAFF Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a young or small child; a brat; often used depreciatively, formerly used as a synonym of ‘bastard’, an illegitimate child BANTLIN(G) 1593
– a young or small child; a brat; often used depreciatively, formerly used as a synonym of ‘bastard’, an illegitimate child BANTY 1948 US
– children BAIRN-FOLK 1891 Sc.
– children INCUMBRANCES 19C sl.
– children INFANTRY 1623 sl.
– children KELTIES 1808 Sc.
– children LITTLE VEGEMITES Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– children MICE 1950s Amer. sl.
– children MONSTERS Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– children OLIVE-BRANCHES 1677, now humorous usage
– children OLIVE-PLANTS 1616
– children TAIL-FRUIT a1904 sl.
– children and women HEAVY BAGGAGE 1725 sl.
– children born in the same year YEAR’S-BAIRNS 1836 Sc.
– children; offspring STRAIN c1175 obs.
– children; offspring TAIL-FRUIT 19C Brit.
– children of the same parents, regardless of sex GESCHWISTER Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– children or offspring of the same mother UTERINES 1432-50 obs.
– dependent children HANGER BATS Bk1984 US Air Force sl.
– one of four children born at a birth QUADRUPLET 1787
– one’s child; children SEED 1960s African-American sl.
– simple, trustful children THE BABES IN THE WOOD Bk1891
– small children TRUCKLE-BED TRASH 1941 Amer. dial., derogatory or jocular usage
– small children TRUNDLE-BED TRASH 1853 Amer. dial., derogatory or jocular usage
– the child of an unplanned pregnancy AFTERTHOUGHT 1914 UK sl.
 the children of a household; offspring; family BAIRN-TEAM c885 N. Eng. dial.
– the children of a widowed or divorced woman who remarries BOOT 1887 Amer. dial.
– the last or youngest child in a family CABOOSE 1950s US sl.
– the smaller or younger children LITTLIES c1965 colloq.
– the youngest and most junior of a family or group of persons BABY 1897
– the youngest and smallest child in a family ARM BABY 1939 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child LAST PEA IN THE DISH 1986 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child NEST-COCK 1674 obs.
– the youngest child in a family TAUSHENT 1802 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child in a family TOSSANCE 1912 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child in a family TOSSIANCE 1912 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child in a family TORSHENT 1888 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child in a family TORTIENCE 1890 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child in a family, esp. one born considerably later than the other children AFTERTHOUGHT 1914 sl.
– the youngest child in a family; the last child a woman bears PIN-BASKET 1730
– the youngest child in the family, even if he or she is 50 years old BABY-CHILD 1980 Amer. dial.
– the youngest child of a family NESTLING 1572
– the youngest child of a family SCOUR-THE-BUGGIE Bk1898 Sc.
– the youngest child of a family SKOUR-DA-BOGGIE Bk1898 Sc.
– the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite; one who is fond of staying at home NESTLE-BIRD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite; one who is fond of staying at home NESTLE-BUB Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite; one who is fond of staying at home NESTLE-COCK 1691 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child NESTLE-DRAFF 1777 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child NESTLE-DRAFT;  NESTLE-DRAUGHT 1777 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child NESTLE-RIPE 1777 Eng. dial.
– the youngest child of a family; a weak, puny child NESTLE-TRIPE 1616 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– the youngest child or sibling YOUNGEST c1000
– the youngest member of a family BEEBEE 1930 Amer. dial.
 
CHILD etc. – PHRASES
– for a husband to accept a child fathered by his wife’s lover WEAR A JACKET FOR 20C W. Indies
 
CHILD etc. – VERBS
– to acknowledge a child TAKE WITH 1882 Sc.
– to be still a child BE IN LEADING-STRINGS 1677
– to manage capriciously; to bring up badly; said of children BAFFLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.


CHILD-BEARING – NOUNS
a single occasion of child-bearing VENTER 1657 obs.
child-bearing CHILDING 1943 Amer. dial.
the time of life for child-bearing BAIRN-TIME 1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.


CHILDBIRTH – ADJECTIVES (also see BIRTH, MIDWIFE)
– belonging to or connected with one’s birth or birthday NATALITIOUS 1646 obs.
– child-bearing; apt to bear children TEEMING 1703 Eng. dial.
– confined, in childbed; said of a woman INLYING 1864 Sc.
– confined to childbed; in labour; pregnant SICK 1805 Amer. dial.
– pert. to a child born dead DEAD BORN c1330 now chiefly Eng. dial.
– pert. to a midwife; assisting childbirth OBSTETRICIOUS a1645 obs.
– pert. to a woman who has gone into labour; pregnant; in childbed CALLED TO STRAW 1931 Amer. dial.
– pert. to the office of a midwife OBSTETRICATORY 1640 obs. rare
– pregnant; in childbed BROUGHT TO STRAW 1946 Amer. dial.
– said of a husband when his wife is confined ON THE GANDER-HILL Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 
CHILDBIRTH – NOUNS
– aiding in birth; delivering a child CHILD-FETCHING 1931 Amer. dial.
– a lying-in, confinement in childbed INLYING 1734 Sc.
– a midwifery case BABBY-JOB 1890 Eng. dial.
– a premature birth BLURRY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a small mass of blood-tinged mucus indicating the onset of labour SHOW 16C colloq.
– a women’s confinement BED Bk1911 Sc.
– birth I-BORENESSE a1225 obs.
– birth, delivery of a child BORNING 1848 Amer. dial.
– childbirth CRYING OUT1692 obs.
– childbirth GENERAL MUSTER 1968 Amer. dial.
– childbirth GRANNY SCRAPE 1954 Amer. dial.
– childbirth GRANNY TROUBLE 1974 Amer. dial.
– childbirth MUSTER 1968 Amer. dial.
– childbirth; accouchement ACCUBATION 1879
– childbirth, esp. the actual labour LAUNCH L18 sl.
– confinement at childbirth BEND 1297 obs.
– confinement’ at childbirth; accouchement OUR LADY’S BANDS 1495 obs.
– delivery in child-bed ACCOUCHEMENT 1809
– food, bread and cheese, partaken of by visitors at the birth of a child BLITHEMEAT Bk1911 Sc.
– labour pains PAINS-OF-PEG Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– midwifery; the practice of obstetrics OBSTETRICY 1841 rare
– moment of childbirth CANNY MOMENT 1810 Sc.
– obstetrics RABBIT-PULLING L19 medical students’ usage
– pains experienced during childbirth; labour pains SHOWERS a1350 Sc.
– postnatal depression BABY BLUES 1940 colloq.
– the action of a woman taking to bed for the birth of a child; confinement DOWN-LYING 1561 rare
– the action or office of a midwife; delivery OBSTETRICATION a1615 obs. rare
– the afterbirth AFTER-BURDEN 1884 Eng. dial.
– the being in childbed; accouchement LYING-IN c1440
– the birth of a child; an addition to a family by the birth of a child INCREASE Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the month immediately following childbirth, during which time it was considered acceptable for a husband temporarily to abandon his domestic fidelity GANDER MONTH 1636
– the pains of labour INCREASEMENT Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the period immediately following childbirth, during which time it was considered acceptable for a man temporarily to abandon his domestic fidelity GANDER-MOON L18 sl.
– the premonitory pains of childbirth RANGELING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– the recovery of a woman after confinement BIGGENNG Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– the scientific description of midwifery OBSTETRICOGRAPHY 1828 rare
– the time of parturition TEEMING-TIME 1790 Eng. dial.
– where female babies come from PARSLEY-BED 1875 juvenile usage
– where male babies come from NETTLE-BED 1875 juvenile usage
 
CHILDBIRTH – NOUNS, PERSON (also see MIDWIFE)
– a man who assists women in childbirth, a man-midwife; until the adoption of ‘accoucheuse’ it was used of both sexes ACCOUCHEUR 1759
– a man who assists women in childbirth; an accoucheur MAN-MIDWIFE 1625 rare
– a midwife ACCOUCHEUSE 1847
– a midwife; a woman obstetrician; a woman who renders professional aid to women in labour OBSTETRIX 1839 rare
– a person, typically an experienced mother, who provides emotional support, practical help, and advice to a woman during pregnancy and childbirth and for the first few weeks after birth DOULA M20
– a woman in childbed LADY IN THE STRAW 1867 Eng. dial.
– a woman who produces many children BREEDER 1899 Amer. dial.
 
CHILDBIRTH – PHRASES
– about to give birth; pregnant ABOUT TO FIND PUPS 20C US sl.
– in childbed IN THE STRAW 1705 sl.
 
CHILDBIRTH – VERBS
– to act as midwife; to aid in childbirth OBSTETRICATE 1623 obs.
– to assist in the delivery of a baby CATCH 1928 Amer. dial.
– to assist or deliver women in childbirth; to act as a midwife or accoucheur ACCOUCHE 1867
– to be brought to bed for childbirth HATCH 19C Brit. sl.
– to be brought to bed for childbirth LIE DOWN L16 euphemism
– to be brought to childbed PISS BONES 19C colloq.
– to be brought to childbed PISS CHILDREN 19C colloq.
– to be brought to childbed PISS HARD 19C colloq.
– to be confined in child-bed FALL BY Bk1900 Sc.
– to be confined; said of a woman FALL ABOUT Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to be in childbirth CRY OUT 1623 obs.
– to be pregnant; to give birth BREED 1912 Amer. dial.
– to conceive; to give birth to KEN c1000 obs.
– to deliver of a child BRING A-BED 1523 obs.
– to give birth DROP A BUNDLE 1948 NZ sl.
– to give birth DROP A SPROG 1987 UK sl.
– to give birth HANAU 1967 Hawaii
– to give birth MUSTER 1774 Amer. dial.
– to give birth; said of a woman PIP 1973 colloq. rare
– to give birth; said of woman PIG 1660 obs., chiefly derogatory
– to give birth to BETEEM 1855 rare
– to give birth to HAVE 1860 Eng. dial.
– to give birth to OWN 1952 Amer. dial.
– to give birth to a child FALL IN TWO 1788 Sc. obs.
– to give birth to a child TUMBLE IN PIECES 1818 Amer. dial.
– to give birth to a child TUMBLE TO PIECES 1899 Amer. dial.
– to give birth to a child, to ‘lie in’ HAVE ONE’S BED 1848 obs.
– to give birth; to carry an unborn child; to be born HATCH 19C Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to give birth; to carry an unborn child; to be born HATCH OUT 1929 Amer. dial.
– to give birth to prematurely; to abort PART WITH PATRICK 1883 Eng. dial.
– to give birth to; to assist at the birth of BRING 1843 Amer. dial.
– to give birth to; to bear young; to lay eggs, to deposit spawn CAST 1587 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to give birth to; used esp. of animals, but also occasionally of people FIND 1902 Amer. dial. euphemism
– to give birth to young; said of a mother; of a father: to beget MAKE 1362 obs.
– to go into labour; to give birth to a child FALL TO PIECES 1781 Sc. obs.
– to have a baby BE SICK 1959 Amer. dial.
– to perform the services of a midwife; to act as a midwife for; to assist in the delivery of a child or, occasionally, an animal GRANNY 1897 Amer. dial.
– to perform the services of a midwife; to act as a midwife for; to assist in the delivery of a child or, occasionally, an animal GRANNY-WIFE 1960 Amer. dial.
– to put a woman to bed in childbirth BESTOW Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to recover strength after lying-in BIGGEN 1811 Eng. dial.
– to run and fetch the doctor when a woman is taken in labour RUN THE PADFOOT RACE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to take to childbed GO DOWN 1928 Amer. dial.


CHILDHOOD – ADJECTIVES
in childhood; child-like BAIRNLY 1603 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

CHILDHOOD – NOUNS
childhood BAIRNHOOD 1866 Sc.
childhood BAIRN-TIME 1830 Sc.
childhood, infancy BAIRNHEID a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
childhood, infancy BARNAGE c1325 obs.
the time of childhood CAP AND FEATHER DAYS 1821


CHILDISH, CHILDISHNESS – ADJECTIVES
– childish BABY-ASS 1990s African-American sl.
– childish BAIRNIE 1908 Sc.
– childish BAIRNLY 1533 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– childish BAIRNLY-LIKE 1895 Sc.
– childish, babyish, silly; used contemptuously BABISH 1553-87 arch.
– childish, foolish BESSY-BAB(S) 19C Eng. dial.
– childish, foolish, silly, playful; playing the fool; idly trifling DESIPIENT 1727 rare
– childish, foolish, weak-minded, of small account NANNY-CRATTY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– childish, frolicsome, silly MAY-GEMMIN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– childish, puerile BABBISH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– childish; silly BAIRNISH 1826 Eng. dial.
– childish, silly, affecting simplicity TID 1856 Eng. dial.
– childish, silly; feeble DOITY 19C Eng. dial.
– childish, stupid, foolish, weak-minded NINNY-NONNY Bk1865 Eng. dial.
– childish; weak-minded BAIRN-LIKE 1874 Eng. dial.
– having childish manners, silly CHILD-GEARED c1340 obs.

CHILDISH etc. – NOUNS
– a being childish, foolish, or trivial PUERILITY 1425
– a childish action or prank; childish behaviour ENFANTILLAGE 1827
– a childish practice BABISM 1653 obs. rare
– childish amusement GAY 1582 obs.
– childishness BAIRNHEID c1505 obs.
– childishness BAIRNLINESS Bk1898 Sc.
– childishness FAUNTELTE 1377 obs.
– childishness; weakmindedness BAIRNISHNESS 1874 Eng. dial.

CHILDISH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a childish boy or girl PAP-MOUTH 1895 Eng. dial.
– a childish, foolish, inept, or blundering person; also, a person who cries readily; a crybaby BOOBY c1600 colloq.
– a childish, foolish, or thoughtless girl or young woman TAUPIE 1728 Sc.
– a childish, immature, or foolish person BABY 1539 often derogatory
– a childish old man; a dotard; a stupid fellow; a blockhead; a fool; a simpleton DOBBIE 1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a childish or foolish person; an inexperienced, naive, or innocent person BABE 1542 rare
– a childish or foolish person; a silly trifler BAUBLE a1606 obs.
– a childish or weak-minded person BAIRN 1898 Sc.
– a childish person DAB-CHICK Bk1895 obs.
– a childish, silly fellow YOW-PAP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a person fond of childish amusements BESSY-BAD Bk1855
– a person fond of childish amusements or silly talk BESSY-BAB(S) Bk1828 Eng. dial.
 a person who acts childishly PETTY-BAB B1900 Eng. dial.
– a soft person having very childish perceptions and actions BAIRNIE;  BARNEY Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– a young woman whose manners are childish GIB 1865 Eng. dial.

CHILDISH etc. – VERBS
– to act childishly; to mess about; to waste time; to be ineffective JACK AROUND Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to be childish SMELL OF THE BABY 1618
– to speak baby-like LALLATE 1623 obs. rare
– to speak childishly; to say ‘lal, lal’ LALL 1878


CHILDLESS, CHILDLESSNESS – ADJECTIVES
childless, bereaved ORB 1607 obs.

CHILDLESS etc. – NOUNS
childlessness; the condition of being bereaved ORBITUDE 1623 obs. rare
childlessness; the condition of being bereaved ORBITY 1597 obs.

CHILDLESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
a childless man GALE Bk1900 Eng. dial.