Reverse Dictionary: CHI – CHILD

L19 AFTERNOONIFIED chic, smart
L19 SWANKEE • SWANKY chic, smart, sophisticated
1920 SMOOTH stylish, suave, chic; said of dress, manners, etc.

M19 • HOGOPOLIS Chicago 
M19 • PIGOPOLIS Chicago 
M19 • PORKOPOLIS Chicago 
1892 • BAD LANDS a dangerous slum section of Chicago 
1958 • STATE AND PERVERSION in Chicago, the intersection of State and Division Streets 
1976 • THE BIG C Chicago 

1941 FINAGLE an instance of chicanery or wangling 

1959 DEE-DEE a chickadee

1899 • PEE-PEE! a call to chickens or turkeys 
1902 • WIDDIE! • WIDDY! a call to chickens or other domestic fowl 
1924 • BEE! • BIE! come!; used as a call to chickens 
1940 • CHICKEROO! a call to chickens 
1949 • CHICKIE! a call to chickens 
1956 • PEEP! a call to chickens or turkeys 
1966 • CHICKOO! a call to chickens 
1966 • WEEDILY! a call to chickens at feeding time 
1967 • CHI-CHI-CHI! a call to chickens 
1967 • CHICKABIDDY! a call to chickens 
1967 • PEEPIE! a call to chickens or turkeys 
1967 • PEEP-PEEP! a call to chickens or turkeys 
1968 • KITTY! a call to chickens 
1973 • TIP! a call to chickens at feeding 
1973 • TIPPY! a call to chickens at feeding 
1430 • CHIKE a chicken  (obs.)
1616  BIDDY a chicken, a fowl (obs.)
1689  DUNGHILL FOWL an ordinary chicken
1775  TOSS ‘EM BOYS chickens
1790 • MABBIERS young chickens 
1796 • POPE’S NOSE the fatty extremity of a fowl’s rump 
1824 • YAP the plaintive chirping of chickens 
1825 • CAT’S HAIR the down that covers unfledged chickens
1826 • CHICK-A-DIDDLE a chicken 
1839 • PARSON’S NOSE the tail or rump of a chicken 
1848 • CHICKABIDDY an immature chicken 
1855 • CHOOK a chicken or other domestic fowl 
1855 • CHOOKIE • CHOOKY a chicken or other domestic fowl 
1855 • CHUCKIE • CHUCKY a chicken or other domestic fowl 
1863  MURGI a chicken; chicken meat
1871 • PART THAT WENT OVER THE FENCE LAST the rump of a cooked chicken 
1885 • DEEDIE a young chicken 
1890 • PEE-PEE a very small or young chicken or turkey 
1895 • KIP a young chicken 
1899 • DIDDLE a baby chick 
1899 • GUMP a chicken, esp. a stolen one 
1908 • PEEPY a chicken 
1910s • BACON chicken served at a meal
1910s • FOWL BALLS chicken croquettes 
1910s • SEA GULL a chicken 
1913 • POULT a young chicken 
1914 • HEN-FLINT chicken dung 
1916 • PEEP a very small or young chicken or turkey 
1931 • BROODER COOP a chicken coop; a hen house 
1935 • GOSPEL BIRD a chicken 
1936 • WIDDIE • WIDDY a baby chick; also, rarely, a hen 
1939 • BROODER (HOUSE) a chicken coop; a hen house 
1940s • ALBATROSS chicken, roasted, broiled, or stewed 
1940s • CROW a chicken 
1941 • BUZZARD chicken or turkey as served in a mess hall 
1942 • CHICKIE • CHICKY a small or young chicken 
1942 • EGG-BAG the uterus of a chicken or other fowl 
1944 • BUZZARD MEAT chicken or turkey 
1945 • BALLAST chicken dressing 
1946 • DIB a small chicken 
1946 • DIBBY a small chicken 
1952 • BIDDYKIN a little chicken 
1952 • DIDDY a little chicken 
1952 • DIP a chicken 
1954 • LAST PART THROUGH THE FENCE the rump of a cooked chicken 
1956 • YARDBIRD a chicken 
1957 • NIB the rump of a cooked chicken 
1960 • LONG LEG the drumstick of a chicken 
1960 • MAUL a chicken leg 
1960 • SHORT JOINT a chicken thigh 
1965 • BISHOP’S NOSE the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • BROODER PEN a chicken coop; a hen house 
1965 • NORTHEND the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • NORTH END GOING SOUTH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • NORTH END OF A CHICKEN the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • NORTH END OF A CHICKEN FLYING (or HEADING) SOUTH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • NORTH END OF A SOUTHBOUND CHICKEN the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • PARSON’S SNOUT the tail or rump of a chicken 
1965 • POOP-NOSE the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965  PREACHER’S NOSE the rump of a cooked chicken; the pope’s nose
1965 • SOUTH END the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • SOUTH END OF A CHICKEN GOING NORTH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • SOUTH END OF A HEN GOING NORTH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • SOUTH END OF A NORTHBOUND CHICKEN the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • TOOT the rump of a cooked chicken 
1965 • TOOT BOX the rump of a cooked chicken 
1966 • CACKLEBIRD a chicken; a hen 
1966 • NOODLE the rump of a cooked chicken 
1967 • BOTSEL • BUTSEL the rump of a cooked chicken 
1967  COCKY the rump of a cooked chicken
1967 • DEACON’S NOSE the flat lobe at the nether end of a chicken, which is like a mammal’s tail, base for the tail-feathers 
1968 • ANY-BIT the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • BIDDY COOP a chicken coop 
1968 • BIDDY PEN a chicken coop 
1968 • BUTTON the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • KATUSH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • POPE’S CAP the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • POPE’S CROWN the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • TIPPET the rump of a cooked chicken 
1968 • WHEEDLE • WHIDDLE a baby chick 
1970 • JIB the rump of a cooked chicken 
1970Bk  ROAD RUNNER fried or cooked chicken
1978  PREACHER MEAT a chicken
1979 • KATOOCH the rump of a cooked chicken 
1980 • DEVILS ON HORSEBACK chicken livers wrapped in bacon 
1984 • WEEDELY • WEEDILY a young chicken 
1986 • SHORT THIGH a chicken thigh 
1990s • PIGEON fried chicken 
1990s • YARDBIRD fried chicken 
1991 • SKUA frozen chicken 
2000 • SHORT LEG a chicken thigh 
2008Bk  ALEKTOROPHOBIA fear of chickens
L17 • PRIGGER OF CACKLERS a chicken thief
1788 • WALKING POULTERER a thief who steals chickens and then sells them door-to-door 
1839 • BEAKER-HUNTER a poultry thief 
1860 • BEAK-HUNTER a poultry thief 
1891Bk • BEAKER-HAULER a poultry thief, who hawks booty from door to door 
L19 • CHICKEN-LIFTER a chicken thief
1922 • BACKYARDER a person who keeps chickens in their backyard 
1936 • CHICKEN GRANNY a person who raises chickens for the market; usually applied derisively to ‘furriners’ 
1430 • FRUSH to carve a chicken (obs.)

1702 • NIRLS • NURLS a rash or pustular eruption of chickenpox 
1774  SWINE POX chickenpox
1900 • NIRL-POCKS a rash or pustular eruption of chickenpox 

1494 • REBUKOUS chiding, rebuking (obs.)
1576 • OBJURGATORY having the character of chiding or scolding; conveying or uttering a sharp rebuke 
1645 • INCREPATORY chiding, rebuking, reproving (obs.)
1659 • CORREPT chiding, abusive, blameworthy, reprehensible (obs.)
1659 • CORREPTORY chiding, conveying reproof, rebuking, reprehensive (obs.)
1854 • OBJURGATIVE having the character of chiding or scolding; conveying or uttering a sharp rebuke 
1380 • CORREPTION a chiding, reprehension, reproof, reproach, rebuke (obs.)
1550 • OBJURGATION a chiding, a sharp or severe rebuke; a scolding 
1898Bk • DICKIES a sharp chiding, severe reprehension 
1905Bk • THRAWN a chiding, a scolding; a sharp reproof (obs.)
1386 • CHIDESTER a woman who chides, scolds, or brawls (obs.)
1340 • BAN to chide; to scold; to address with angry and maledictory language
1375 • CHANNER to chide; to scold, not noisily, but constantly
1382 • GARRE to chide; to growl, to snarl (obs.)
1386 • RATE to chide, to scold, to reprove vehemently or angrily 
1570 • INCREPATE to chide, to rebuke, to reprove, to scold (obs.)
1577 • GATHER to chide, to reprove (obs.)
1616 • OBJURGATE to chide; to rebuke severely 
1623 • DELITIGATE to chide; to scold vehemently (obs.)
1681 • THREAP to chide; to scold, to rebuke 
1746 • TING to chide; to scold severely; to assail with insults  (obs.)
1790 • RALLIE • RALLY • RAWLEY to chide; to scold, to speak angrily to 
1808 • ILL-HEAR to chide; to reprove, to scold (obs.)
1811 • YATTER to chide; to carp, to scold
1825 • SCOUR to chide; to reprimand severely 
1825 • YAFF to chide, to carp, to scold, to nag, to reprehend sharply and critically 
1842 • TATTER to chide; to scold; to be furious or cross 
1858 • BONE to chide, to reprove; to pester 
1863 • TAKE OFF to chide; to reprove, to rebuke 
1902Bk • KEBBIE • KEBBY to chide, to quarrel 
1905Bk • THREAPEN to chide; to reprove, to rebuke (obs.)
1968 • PEEL OUT to chide; to scold 
1970Bk  ZAP to put someone in his place; to ‘put down’; to chide

971 • HEADLY chief, principal  (obs.)
1566 • CAPTAIN chief, principal, leading (obs.)
1577 • HEADEST chiefest (obs.)
1589  PRIMER first in position, rank, or importance; chief, leading, foremost, premier (obs.)
1657• PALMARY chief, principal, pre-eminent, most important; that bears or is worthy to bear the palm
1750 • MASTER chief, principal; great, best; remarkable 
1815 • PALMARIAN chief, principal, pre-eminent, most important; that bears or is worthy to bear the palm
1895 • HEAD chief, best, most able 
1895 • MASTERPIECE chief, great, wonderful 
1402  PRIMATE chief place, primacy (obs.)
1782 • THE TOP OF THE TREE the chief, highest, or leading position, place, or rank 
897 • HEAD a chief, a captain, a commander, a ruler, a leader
1000 • HEADMAN a chief man, a leader 
1000 • HER chief, lord, chief, master; man of high position or rank
1000 • HERE a chief, a lord, a leader (obs.)
1000 • MASTER a chief, a leader, a director; one having direction or control over the action of others (obs.)
1200 • MASTERLING a chief, a conqueror; a person who has the power of a master (obs.)
1275 • DUKE a chief; a ruler; a leader (obs.)
1300 • HEADLING a chieftain, a leader (obs.)
1300 • MASTER-MAN a chief; a leader (obs.)
1384  PRIMATE a person who is first in rank or importance; a chief, a leader
1388 • DEAN a chief, head, or commander of a division of ten (obs.)
1400 • HEADSMAN a chief, leader, or head man 
1430 • BELL-WETHER a chief or leader (chiefly contemptuous)
1625  PRIMORE a chief, a leader (obs.)
1660 • HEADER a person who is the chief, head, captain, or ruler of a group of people; a leader (obs.)
1737  MICO a chief
1790 • CAP the master, head, chief
1806 • BOSS the chief; the person in charge 
1818 • MIDDEN-COCK the chief man of a place 
1832 • DUX a chief, a leader
1840 • MORENA a title of or respectful form of address used to a chief or any person in authority; hence, a chief; a master
1840 • THE MACNAB the chief personage; the person in authority 
1848 • BIGGEST TOAD IN THE PUDDLE a chief; a leader; the most important person in the situation
1865 • HIGH-MONKEY-MONK the chief, the principal person
1880 • SKULL a chief, a leader; an expert 
1899 • ACE the chief; the boss; a prominent individual 
20C • CHUNKA • CHUNKER the chief 
20C • CHUNKA BEEF • CHUNK OF BEEF the chief, the boss (rhyming sl.)
1900 • TOP DOG the chief or leader of a group 
1900Bk • ELDERLY MAN a chief or principal man  (obs.)
1919 • HEAD BUMMER the chief, the person in charge 
1929 • THE MACGREGOR the chief personage; the leading man; the person in authority 
1938 • ALII a chief; a noble person (Hawaii)
1945 • HONCHO a chief, a leader, esp. an assertive leader 
1960s • QUEEN PIN the chief woman in an organization or operation 
1970s • HEAD OF ALL THE HEADS the highest ranking chief; the big chief 
1984 • HEAD BUMMAROO the chief, the person in charge; the most important person present

1853 FECKLINS for the most part, chiefly, mostly

1898Bk • BLOOD-FALLEN chilblained 
1883 • DAG a chilblain 

1527 • PUERILE of or pert. to a child or childhood 
1654 • NATALITIOUS concerned with one’s children (obs.)
1786 • CHICKEN-PECKED governed by a child 
L18  WRINKLE-BELLIED having had a number of children; often used of a prostitute
19C • TRANTY wise and forward above their age; said of children (obs.)
1836 • MAMMY-SICK distressed at being separated from one’s mother (contemptuous)
1889 • PAEDOTROPHIC relating to the rearing of children 
1898Bk • BAIRN-FOND child-loving 
1902Bk • LALLEN hanging about its mother; said of a child 
1905Bk • ILL-MADE-ON neglected, badly brought up; said of a child 
1908 • BAIRNBUND hindered by having a child to take care of; said of a woman 
1917 • SET-ALONG old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child 
1930  MUNCHKIN small, childlike; designed for children
1930s • KIDDIE • KIDDY pert. to or fit for children 
1954 • SETTING-UP of a child: old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child 
1959 • SETTING-LONELY of a child: old enough to sit up unaided; said of a child 
1960 • CLUCKY 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 
1990  SPROGGED having had a child or children; also, pregnant
1512 • PUERILITY the state or quality of being a child; the quality of being childish, foolish, or trivial 
1616 • AERIE • EYRIE a noble stock of children  (obs.)
1824 • BAIRN-TIME the course of time during which a woman can bear children 
1846 • BABYOLATRY child worship 
1857 • PAEDOTROPHIA • PAEDOTROPHY the rearing of children 
1863 • BARN-SITE anxiety about children 
1894 • PAEDOLOGY • PAIDOLOGY the study of the nature of children 
1923 • BAIRN-TIME the time when the children are at home, as from school 
1964 • KIDDOLOGY • KIDOLOGY a notional science of teasing or deceiving; a notional science of dealing with children 
1991Bk  BABYOLATRY the worship of children
1991Bk • PEDOPHOBIA an abnormal fear of children
885 • BAIRN-TEAM the children of a household; offspring
893 • MAIDEN-CHILD a female child (obs.)
900 • YOUNGLING a child; a youth; a young person
975 • LITTLING a little child 
1000 • BAIRN a child; a son or daughter 
1000 • BARN • BARNE a child (obs.)
1000 • BEARN a child, a bairn 
1000 • BERN a child; a bairn (obs.)
1000 • MOTHER CHILD a mother’s child (obs.)
1000 • YOUNGEST the youngest child or sibling 
1175 • STRAIN children; offspring (obs.)
1230 • BABAN a young child (obs.)
1300 • BIRD a child, a youngster, a son (obs.)
1300 • FANT • FAUNT a child; an infant; a young person (obs.)
1300 • GIRL a child of either sex; a young person; chiefly used in plural 
1300 • THE SMALL persons of small size or stature; little ones, children
1325 • BROLL a child, offspring (obs.)
1377 • FAUNTEKIN a little child; an infant (obs.)
1382 • YOUNG ONE a child, an adolescent 
1393 • BABE a young child 
1393 • FAUNTELET a little child; an infant (obs.)
1400 • BABY a young child of either sex; formerly synonymous with ‘child’ 
1400 • CHICKEN a child 
1400 • GET a child; an offspring
1412 • IMP a child; offspring, usually male (obs.)
1432 • UTERINES children or offspring of the same mother (obs.)
16C • BAICHE a child 
1526 • MARMOSET a term of endearment or playful reproach to a child (obs.)
1528 • YEARLING a one-year-old child 
1528 • YONKER a child, sometimes, a female child 
1528 • YOUNKERKIN a little child; a lad, a boy (obs.)
M16 • KINCH a small child 
M16 • KINCHEN • KINCHIN a small child 
1567 • BAB a child 
1570 • BABBON a young child (obs.)
1572 • NESTLING the youngest child of a family 
1582 • MOPSY a pretty child (obs.)
1583 • MONKEY a child; a junior 
1584 • DILLING a child born when the parents are old; a darling or favourite child; a pet; the youngest of the family (obs.)
1588 • TADPOLE a child 
1593 • BANTLIN(G)  a young or small child (often depreciative)
1596  PRIMOGENITURE a firstborn child, esp. a firstborn son (obs.)
1599 • MAMMOTHREPT a child brought up by its grandmother; hence, a spoiled child (obs.)
L16 • SHAVER a child; a youth; a young lad 
L16  PUG a child (obs.)
1601 • MOPPET a young child, esp. a girl; a darling, a favourite, a pet; often as a term of endearment 
1601 • YOUNKER a child; a youngster 
1608 • PUGGY a term of endearment for a child (obs.)
1608 • YOUNGEST-BORN a youngest child or sibling 
1611 • NESTLER a little child 
1616 • BUTTER-PRINT a child (obs.)
1616 • NESTLE-TRIPE the youngest child of a family (obs.)
1616 • OLIVE-PLANTS children 
1618 • DOVELING a term of endearment for a small child 
1623 • INFANTRY children 
1625 • OAF • OAPH a supposed changeling or simple child left by the elves or fairies; hence, a misbegotten, deformed, or idiot child (obs.)
1648 • CHILDLING a little child 
1653 • PICKANINNY 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 (usually offensive)
1672 • BAGGAGE a child; used familiarly, playfully, or endearingly 
1674 • NEST-COCK the youngest child (obs.)
1675 • CHILD IN ARMS a very young child, not yet able to walk; a baby 
1677 • OLIVE-BRANCHES children 
1690 • KID a child 
1691 • NESTLE-COCK the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite
1698 • CHIP a child; a youngster 
18C • CHIKE a child (obs.)
1700 • GAITLING a young child; an infant 
1700 • GETLING a child, a brat
1702  CRIB a child, a baby (obs.)
1702 • CRIBBER the occupant of a child’s crib; a young child (obs.)
1710 • GET • GETT a child; a brat (contemptuous)
1718 • LAMBIE a term of endearment for a child or young person 
1725 • HEAVY BAGGAGE children and women 
1730 • PIN-BASKET the youngest child in a family; the last child a woman bears 
1737 • CHEEL a child of either sex 
1743  LASS a female child, a daughter
1751 • JACK IN THE LOW CELLAR an unborn child 
1756 • GETTLING a young child
1760 • PAM-CHILD a ‘knave-child’; a male child (obs.)
1761 • BAMBINO a young child, a baby 
1765 • JACK-IN-THE-BOX a child in the womb 
1765 • JACK-IN-THE-CELLAR a child in the womb (obs.)
1765  TWO-SHOES the nickname of the girl heroine of the History of Little Goody Two-shoes; hence, a name for a child
1768 • GANGEREL • GANGREL a child just beginning to walk, a toddler
1776 • LAD-BAIRN a male child; a young son 
1777 • MIXEN a term of abuse or reproach to a child 
1777 • NESTLE-DRAFF the youngest child of a family
1777 • NESTLE-DRAFT • NESTLE-DRAUGHT the youngest child of a family
1777 • NESTLE-RIPE the youngest child of a family
1778 • BAGGISH a child 
1779 • LENNO a baby, a child
1785 • WEANIE a very young or little child 
1787 • QUADRUPLET one of four children born at a birth 
1790 • PICKNEY 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 (usually offensive)
19C • ANIE a small child 
19C • BACKRA PICKNEY a White child 
19C • DIGGOT a child, implying the idea of dishonourable conduct 
19C • GRUFFLER a child 
19C • INCUMBRANCES children 
19C • KNEE-BAIRN a child that sits on the knee, as not being yet able to walk 
19C • LAP-FULL an unborn child 
19C • PUSSICKIE a fondling term for a child 
19C • SOD a child; a kid; a brat 
E19 • JOEY a young child 
1800 • DOT a small child 
1801 • THING a term of endearment for a child or girl 
1802 • TAUSHENT the youngest child in a family 
1803 • OLIVE a child 
1804 • MONTHLING a child a month old, or whose age is counted in months rather than years (obs.)
1808 • BAGREL a child 
1808 • BAICH a child (obs.)
1808 • BILTER a child 
1808 • KELTIES children 
1808 • TAUDY • TAWDY • TODIE • TOWDY a term of endearment for a child (obs.)
1810 • LAD-WEAN a male child; a young son 
1813 • SPROUT a young person, a child
1814 • CHIT a child 
1814 • GULPIN a young child 
1814 • TRUDGEON a small child 
1819 • GAISLING a child (disparaging) (obs.)
1822 • BELCH a child; a brat (contemptuous)
1823 • BAIRNSWOMAN a child’s maid or nurse 
1824 • MANITOODLIE a term of endearment for a baby boy or a male child 
1825 • BAWAW a ludicrous term for a child 
1825 • BELSHACH a child; a brat (contemptuous)
1825 • BILCH a child; a brat (contemptuous)
1825 • BIT BAIRN a little child 
1825 • BUNCH OF DOG’S MEAT a squalling child in arms 
1825 • GARB a child 
1825 • GEAT • GEIT a child (contemptuous)
1825 • GILPIN a young child 
1825 • GYTE a child; a brat; a first-year pupil in the Edinburgh High School 
1825 • LALL a dawdling child hanging about its mother 
1825 • LITTLE NICKERIE a kindly name for a child (obs.)
1825 • TODDLE • TODDLES a toddling child; an infant 
1825 • YOLPIN a child 
1825 • ZILL a child 
1827 • YOUNG UN a child, a youngster, an adolescent 
1828Bk • DADDY’S BARN a child resembling his parent no less in features than in conduct 
1829 • SMALL PEOPLE children
1829 • YEARNLING a young child over which one yearns; a beloved child 
1830 • BACHCHA a child 
1832 • YOUNGERN a child or adolescent 
1832 • YOUNGIN a child, an adolescent 
1833 • DAB a small child; a chit 
1836 • TOAD a small child, used affectionately 
1836 • YEAR’S-BAIRNS children born in the same year 
1841 • BABA a child; also, a term of endearment 
1844 • TWOPENNY a child
1844 • WEENY a child 
1848 • CHICKABIDDY a child; a term of endearment to a child 
1849 • SMALLIE a child
1850 • ANKLE-BITER a small child 
1853 • TRUNDLE-BED TRASH small children (derogatory or jocular)
1855 • NATICIDE a person who kills his or her child 
1855Bk • BERYNE a child; a bairn (obs.)
1856 • LITTLE BREECHES a child 
1858 • KIDDY a child 
1859 • NIPPER a child 
1859 • POPPET a child, esp. an attractive one 
1860 • CHICKADEE a child; a sweetheart; a term of endearment 
1860 • ONE NICK a male child 
1860 • ONE NITCH a male child 
1860 • SPRAT a child, esp. a lively young boy
1860 • TWO NICK a female child 
1860 • TWO NITCH a female child 
1861 • PODLEY • PODLIE a term of affection for a child 
1863 • TINY a very small child; a tiny one; an infant 
1866 • EESHAN a child; a tiny tot (often used in a derogatory or playful sense)
1866Bk • ZILLIE a child 
1868 • QUEAN-BAIRN a female child 
1869 • WAMP a young child 
1869 • WIBBET a very small child 
1873 • FAGGOT a term of reproof or abuse directed at a child 
1874 • BAIRNEY • BAIRNIE a little child 
1875 • GRASS ORPHAN a child living apart from its parents, either temporarily or permanently 
1876 • HALF-PINT a child
1876 • MAN BAIRN a male child; a young son; a boy 
1876Bk • BEGGAR-FACE a term of mock anger applied to children 
1876Bk • BEGGAR-LUG a term of mock anger applied to children 
1877 • TAD a child 
1879 • BAGGIT a child 
1879 • TODDLEKINS a toddling child; an infant 
1880Bk • WAIN a child
1881 • MAID a child of either sex 
1882Bk • TRODDLER a child just learning to walk 
1883 • CHAP a young child; a baby 
1883  CREEPER a child too young to walk
1883Bk • NAFFLER a child (contemptuous)
1884 • DOY a term of endearment for a child; a pet 
1884 • PUSILL a child; a little or weak one 
1885 • SCRAT a tiny child 
1885 • TACKER a little child, especially a small boy 
1886Bk • BAYSOM a female child 
1887 • BOOT the children of a widowed or divorced woman who remarries 
1887 • TRICK a small child 
1888 • BABY-HERDER a nursemaid 
1888 • LADDIE-BAIRN a male child 
1888 • TORSHENT the youngest child in a family 
1889 • INKERPUNK • INTEPUNK a child 
1889 • KIDDIE a child 
1889 • MOTHER BAIRN a child who resembles his or her mother 
1889 • PAEDOTROPHIST a person skilled in or knowledgeable about the raising of children (obs.)
188Bk • BARON a child (for barn
1890 • BOB a very young child 
1890 • LITTLE TACKER a child, esp. a boy 
1890 • PAILWUR a term of endearment for a child 
1890 • TODDLESKIN a toddling child; an infant 
1890 • TORTIENCE the youngest child in a family 
1891 • BAIRN-FOLK children 
1891 • BEGGAR-LEG a term of mock anger applied to children 
1891Bk • THE BABES IN THE WOOD simple, trustful children 
1892 • BOOGER a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child 
1892 • BUGGER a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child 
1892 • CHITTYPRAT a pet name for a child; a little upstart 
1892Bk • CHILO a child 
1893 • IMPET a child; an imp 
1893Bk • SACKIT a term of reproach to a child 
1894 • PAEDOLOGIST a person who researches and studies children 
1895 • CACK • KACK a playful term for a small child 
1895 • MISOPEDIST a person who dislikes children; a child-hater 
1896 • KIDDO a child 
1896 • MOTHER’S BAIRN a child that resembles its mother; a spoiled child 
1896 • TIBBY-LAMB a term of endearment applied pitifully to a child 
1897 • BABY the youngest and most junior of a family or group of persons 
1897 • OGAGOT a pet term for a little child; a jocular name for a very small person or child 
1898Bk • BAGLIN a misgrown child 
1898Bk • BAICHIE a child (contemptuous)
1898Bk • BAILCH a child, a brat 
1898Bk • BARE SCOOTIE a young child 
1898Bk • BARLEY-BAIRN a child born in wedlock, but is born within six months of marriage 
1898Bk • BARLEY-CHILD a child born in wedlock, but is born within six months of marriage 
1898Bk • BLOAKER a child 
1898Bk • COARSE BAG an epithet applied to a child, playfully or as a term of reproach 
1898Bk • LITTLE BAG an epithet applied to a child, playfully or as a term of reproach 
1898Bk • SCOUR-THE-BUGGIE • SKOUR-DA-BOGGIE the youngest child of a family 
1899 • AULD MAID’S BAIRN 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 
1899 • KIDLING a little child; a baby 
1899 • MOODIEWORT a short dark child with a profusion of hair 
1899 • MOULDYWARP a short dark child with a profusion of hair 
L19 • BUTTERCUP  a pet name for a child 
L19 • FIGLIA a child 
L19 • FIGLIA HOMEY a male child 
L19 • FIGLIA POLONE a female child 
20C • BAND-AID BABY a child conceived to strengthen a faltering relationship 
20C • JACKET a child fathered by a woman’s lover rather than by her husbanda child who has no ‘official’ father 
1900 • PICCANIN a Black African child (offensive)
1900Bk • FADGE a child who toddles along 
1900Bk • FAFF a young, frisky child 
1900Bk • GILLIVER a sweet child 
1901 • TRUDGET a small child 
1902Bk • KARRIEWHITCHIT a term of endearment for a child 
1903 • BLACKBIRD a Black child 
1904 • DOE a child; a baby 
1904 • TAIL-FRUIT children 
1904Bk • SCOOTIE a young child 
1905 • TIN LID a child (rhyming sl. for ‘kid’)
1905Bk • ANKLE-SUCKER a child, or a person dependent on others
1905Bk • KECK a term of endearment for a child 
1905Bk • MAAWL • MOLE • MOWL a child (contemptuous)
1905Bk • MOUTCHIT a disrespectful term applied to children 
1905Bk • NESTLE-BIRD the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite
1905Bk • NESTLE-BUB the youngest child of a family; a pet; a favourite
1905Bk • ONELIN an only child 
1905Bk • PANGY an affectionate term for a little child 
1905Bk • PARRICH a term of endearment for a young child 
1905Bk • UNDERSTRAPPER a child, in contradistinction to an adult 
1908 • BIDDIE • BIDI a small child 
1909 • GAWD FORBID • GOD FORBID a child  (rhyming sl. for ‘kid’)
1910 • LITTLE CACK • LITTLE KACK a small child 
1910Bk • GAURLAGH a little child, a baby 
1911 • AYEN a year-old child 
1911Bk • BAG a playful or reproachful designation of a child 
1911Bk • BURDIE-BEETON a fondling term for a little child 
1912 • PAEDOPHILE an adult who is sexually attracted to children 
1912 • TOSSANCE • GOD FORBID the youngest child in a family 
1914 • AFTERTHOUGHT the child of an unplanned pregnancy 
1914 • AFTERTHOUGHT the youngest child in a family, esp. one born considerably later than the other children 
1914 • BUGGER a term of endearment for a child 
1914 • GESCHWISTER children of the same parents, regardless of sex 
1914 • HALF-PORTION a child
1914 • HONEY LOVE a child 
1915 • PEANUT a term of endearment for a small child 
1917 • SET-ALONG CHILD a child big enough to sit on the floor but not walk 
1919 • YOWUN • YOWWEN • YOWWUN a child 
1922Bk • YOUNG HOPEFUL a male child 
1924 • TETNIT a child born of elderly parents 
1927 • BABY-CHILD a child; a baby 
1930 • BEEBEE the youngest member of a family 
1930 • BUSTER a large or well-grown child 
1930s • SHITTY-BRITCHES an infant or child
1932 • CHAPPIE • CHAPPY a child
1934 • SPROUT a child 
1937 • BABY-SITTER a person who looks after a child while its parents are out, esp. in the evening 
1937 • POOPSIE a small child
1937 • PUDDING IN THE OVEN a conceived child in the womb 
1938 • KEIKI a young child (Hawaii)
1939 • ARM BABY the youngest and smallest child in a family 
1939 • FELLER • FELLOW a child 
1940s • BLITZ BABY a child born in Britain during the German Blitz 
1940s • BUNGO-TOUGHY a little child who eats or behaves like a hooligan 
1941  CODGER a small child
1941 • JUVEY • JUVIE an older child 
1941 • MITE a small child 
1941 • TADWHACKER a child 
1941 • TRUCKLE-BED TRASH small children (derogatory or jocular)
1942 • SHITEPOKE a small child; used affectionately 
1944 • SPROG a baby or young child
1944 • WAIST BABY a child that stands as high as one’s waist 
1944Bk • ARMY BRAT a small child of an officer 
1945 • PORCH CHILD a very young child that is able to walk but is not allowed in the yard without someone to take care of him 
1945 • SPROG a child 
1946 • WILD INDIAN a child, esp. a misbehaving or unruly one 
1947 • MONEY CHILD a child who is reared by someone for a fee 
1948 • BANTY a young or small child; a brat; often used depreciatively, formerly used as a synonym of ‘bastard’, an illegitimate child 
1949 • YOUT a child; a youth
1950 • BUG a child, esp. an impish one; a term of endearment to a child 
1950s • CABOOSE the last or youngest child in a family 
1950s • CHICKO • CHICO a child 
1950s • KAZOONIE a child 
1950s • MICE children 
1950s • MISTAKE an unplanned pregnancy and the child that follows 
1950s • MUNCHKIN a child
1951 • BUN IN THE OVEN a conceived child in the womb 
1952 • SAUCEPAN (LID) a child  (rhyming sl. for ‘kid’)
1952 • SPROUTER a child or young person who grows or develops quickly
1955 • LITTLE YERKER • LITTLE YURKER a small child 
1957 • KIDDIEWINK • KIDDYWINK a child 
1957 • KIDDYWINKLE a child 
1958 • APRON CHILD a child old enough to stand by holding on to its mother’s apron 
1958 • SQUIRT a child 
1960 • GAFFER a child 
1960 • LID child (rhyming sl. for ‘kid’ – Saucepan Lid)
1960 • PAEDOPHILIAC an adult who is sexually attracted to children 
1960s • PHONE BOOTH BABY a child whose father’s identity is uncertain 
1960s • SEED one’s child; children 
1960s • YARD RAT a small child 
1962 • COOKIE-SNATCHER a child 
1964 • RUG-RAT a child, a baby, a toddler 
1965 • LITTLE SCUTTER a small child 
1965 • LITTLEY a child 
1965 • LITTLIES the smaller or younger children 
1965 • SCUTTER a small child 
1965 • YOUNGIE a child; a young person 
1966 • BLUNDERBUS a small child 
1966 • LITTLE BUCK a small child 
1966 • SKEESTER • SKEETER a term of endearment for a child 
1967 • BOOSTER a small child 
1967 • CHOCH a small child; a boy 
1967 • CHO CHO a small child; a boy 
1967  COOTER a small child
1967 • CRUMB CRUSHER a small child
1967 • CRUMB PICKER a small child
1967 • CRUMB SNATCHER a small child
1967 • JIGGER a small child 
1967 • LITTLE BRITCHES a child 
1967 • SCOOT a small child 
1967 • YOUNG INDIAN a child, esp. a misbehaving or unruly one 
1968 • CHIPPER a small child 
1970 • CRUMB CRUNCHER a small child
1970s • GOOBER a small child 
1971Bk • TEAPOT LID a child; a kid (rhyming sl.)
1972 • BATA a child, boy or girl (Hawaii)
1974 • MOUSE a child 
1975 • MILKSUCKER a young child 
1976 • CARPET CRAWLER a young child 
1976 • MUSKRAT a child 
1980 • BABY-CHILD the youngest child in the family, even if he or she is 50 years old 
1980s • HOUSE APE a small child; an infant 
1980s • LEG-BITER a small child or infant 
1983 • AMERUGIAN a term of mild reproach for a child, after they have been in mischief 
1983 • BILLY (LID)  a child; a kid (rhyming sl.)
1984Bk • HANGER BATS dependent children 
1986 • HAMMER KNOCKER a child; a small boy 
1986 • LAST PEA IN THE DISH the youngest child 
1987 • SPROGLET a baby or small child
1988Bk • MONSTERS children 
1992 • HADDOCK AND COD an affectionate name for a child (rhyming sl. for ‘sod’)
1995Bk • SCAMP a small child 
1996 • VARICOSE VEIN a child; a baby (rhyming sl. for ‘wean’)
1998Bk • VEGEMITE a child, esp. one who is well-behaved 
1999Bk • CARPET GRUB a small child 
1999Bk • LITTLE VEGEMITES children 
2001 • BINLID a child; a kid (rhyming sl.)
2006Bk • DEDUCTION a child 
2006Bk • EXPENSE a child; a baby 
1949 • DA • DAH a child’s Black nurse 
20C • WEAR A JACKET FOR for a husband to accept a child fathered by his wife’s lover 
1677 • BE IN LEADING-STRINGS to be still a child 
1882 • TAKE WITH to acknowledge a child 
1898Bk • BAFFLE to manage capriciously; to bring up badly; said of children 

1657 • VENTER a single occasion of child-bearing (obs.)
1895 • BAIRN-TIME the time of life for child-bearing 
1943 • CHILDING child-bearing 

1330 • DEAD BORN pert. to a child born dead 
1640 • OBSTETRICATORY pert. to the office of a midwife (obs.)
1645 • OBSTETRICIOUS pert. to a midwife; assisting childbirth (obs.)
1646 • NATALITIOUS belonging to or connected with one’s birth or birthday (obs.)
1703 • TEEMING child-bearing; apt to bear children 
1805 • SICK confined to childbed; in labour; pregnant 
1864 • INLYING confined, in childbed; said of a woman 
1900Bk • ON THE GANDER-HILL said of a husband when his wife is confined 
1931 • CALLED TO STRAW pert. to a woman who has gone into labour; pregnant; in childbed 
1946 • BROUGHT TO STRAW pregnant; in childbed 
1225 • I-BORENESSE birth (obs.)
1297 • BEND confinement at childbirth  (obs.)
1350 • SHOWERS pains experienced during childbirth; labour pains 
1440 • LYING-IN the being in childbed; accouchement 
1495 • OUR LADY’S BANDS confinement’ at childbirth; accouchement (obs.)
16C • SHOW a small mass of blood-tinged mucus indicating the onset of labour 
1561 • DOWN-LYING the action of a woman taking to bed for the birth of a child; confinement 
1615 • OBSTETRICATION the action or office of a midwife; delivery (obs.)
1636 • GANDER MONTH the month immediately following childbirth, during which time it was considered acceptable for a husband temporarily to abandon his domestic fidelity 
1692 • CRYING OUT childbirth (obs.)
1702 • POLYTOKY the condition of having borne many children (obs.)
1734 • INLYING a lying-in, confinement in childbed 
1790 • TEEMING-TIME the time of parturition 
L18 • GANDER-MOON  the period immediately following childbirth, during which time it was considered acceptable for a man temporarily to abandon his domestic fidelity 
L18 • LAUNCH childbirth, esp. the actual labour 
1809 • ACCOUCHEMENT 1809delivery in child-bed 
1810 • CANNY MOMENT moment of childbirth 
1828 • OBSTETRICOGRAPHY the scientific description of midwifery 
1841 • OBSTETRICY midwifery; the practice of obstetrics 
1848 • BORNING birth, delivery of a child 
1875 • NETTLE-BED where male babies come from 
1875 • PARSLEY-BED where female babies come from 
1879 • ACCUBATION childbirth; accouchement 
1884 • AFTER-BURDEN the afterbirth 
1890 • BABBY-JOB a midwifery case 
1898Bk • BIGGENNG the recovery of a woman after confinement 
1898Bk • BLURRY a premature birth 
L19 • RABBIT-PULLING obstetrics 
1902Bk • INCREASE the birth of a child; an addition to a family by the birth of a child 
1902Bk • INCREASEMENT the pains of labour 
1905Bk • PAINS-OF-PEG labour pains 
1905Bk • RANGELING the premonitory pains of childbirth 
1911Bk • BED a women’s confinement 
1911Bk • BLITHEMEAT food, bread and cheese, partaken of by visitors at the birth of a child 
1931 • CHILD-FETCHING aiding in birth; delivering a child 
1940 • BABY BLUES postnatal depression 
1954 • GRANNY SCRAPE childbirth 
1968 • GENERAL MUSTER childbirth 
1968 • MUSTER childbirth 
1974 • GRANNY TROUBLE childbirth 
1991Bk • MAIEUSIOPHOBIA an abnormal fear of childbirth
1991Bk • TOCOPHOBIA • TOKOPHOBIA an abnormal fear of childbirth
1625 • MAN-MIDWIFE a man who assists women in childbirth; an accoucheur 
1759 • ACCOUCHEUR a man who assists women in childbirth, a man-midwife; until the adoption of ‘accoucheuse’ it was used of both sexes 
1833  PRIMIPARA a female who is giving or has given birth for the first time; one who is pregnant for the first time
1839 • OBSTETRIX a midwife; a woman obstetrician; a woman who renders professional aid to women in labour 
1847 • ACCOUCHEUSE a midwife 
1867 • LADY IN THE STRAW a woman in childbed 
1899 • BREEDER a woman who produces many children 
1927  PRIMIP a female who is giving or has given birth for the first time; one who is pregnant for the first time
M20 • DOULA 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 
1759 • ACCOUCHEUR in childbed 
20C • ABOUT TO FIND PUPS about to give birth; pregnant 
1000 • KEN  to conceive; to give birth to (obs.)
1362 • MAKE to give birth to young; said of a mother; of a father: to beget (obs.)
1523 • BRING A-BED to deliver of a child (obs.)
1587 • CAST to give birth to; to bear young; to lay eggs, to deposit spawn (obs.)
L16 • LIE DOWN to be brought to bed for childbirth 
1623 • CRY OUT to be in childbirth (obs.)
1623 • OBSTETRICATE to act as midwife; to aid in childbirth (obs.)
1660 • PIG to give birth; said of woman (chiefly derogatory) (obs.)
1712 • LAY A GREAT BELLY to deliver a child
1774 • MUSTER to give birth 
1781 • FALL TO PIECES to go into labour; to give birth to a child (obs.)
1788 • FALL IN TWO to give birth to a child (obs.)
19C • HATCH to be brought to bed for childbirth 
19C • HATCH to give birth; to carry an unborn child; to be born 
19C • PISS BONES to be brought to childbed 
19C • PISS CHILDREN to be brought to childbed 
19C • PISS HARD to be brought to childbed 
1811 • BIGGEN to recover strength after lying-in 
1818 • TUMBLE IN PIECES to give birth to a child 
1843 • BRING to give birth to; to assist at the birth of 
1848 • HAVE ONE’S BED to give birth to a child, to ‘lie in’  (obs.)
1855 • BETEEM to give birth to 
1860 • HAVE to give birth to 
1867 • ACCOUCHE to assist or deliver women in childbirth; to act as a midwife or accoucheur 
1883 • PART WITH PATRICK to give birth to prematurely; to abort 
1897 • GRANNY to perform the services of a midwife; to act as a midwife for; to assist in the delivery of a child
1898Bk • BESTOW to put a woman to bed in childbirth 
1898Bk • CARRY THE GRINDSTONE to fetch the doctor to one’s wife at her confinement
1899 • TUMBLE TO PIECES to give birth to a child 
1900Bk • FALL ABOUT to be confined; said of a woman 
1900Bk • FALL BY to be confined in child-bed 
1902 • FIND to give birth to; used esp. of animals, but also occasionally of people 
1905Bk • RUN THE PADFOOT RACE to run and fetch the doctor when a woman is taken in labour 
1912 • BREED to be pregnant; to give birth 
1928 • CATCH to assist in the delivery of a baby 
1928 • GO DOWN to take to childbed 
1929 • HATCH OUT to give birth; to carry an unborn child; to be born 
1948 • DROP A BUNDLE to give birth 
1952 • OWN to give birth to 
1959 • BE SICK to have a baby 
1960 • GRANNY-WIFE to perform the services of a midwife; to act as a midwife for; to assist in the delivery of a child
1967 • HANAU to give birth (Hawaii)
1967 • SPROG of a woman: to give birth
1973 • PIP to give birth; said of a woman 
1973 • PUT TO BED to give birth
1987 • DROP A SPROG to give birth 
1999Bk • DROP YOUR BUNDLE to give birth

1603 • BAIRNLY in childhood; child-like 
1605 • TWICE-CHILDISH in one’s second childhood (obs.)
1300 • BAIRNHEID childhood, infancy  (obs.)
1325 • BARNAGE childhood, infancy  (obs.)
1580 • TWICHILD one’s second childhood (obs.)
1821 • CAP AND FEATHER DAYS the time of childhood 
1830 • BAIRN-TIME childhood 
1860 • SMALL YEARS the years of early childhood
1866 • BAIRNHOOD childhood 
• TWICHILD 1580 one who is ‘twice a child’; an old man in his second childhood

1340 • CHILD-GEARED having childish manners, silly (obs.)
1533 • BAIRNLY childish 
1553 • BABISH childish, babyish, silly; used contemptuously 
1727 • DESIPIENT childish, foolish, silly, playful; playing the fool
19C • BESSY-BAB(S) childish, foolish 
19C • DOITY childish, silly; feeble 
1826 • BAIRNISH childish; silly 
1856 • TID childish, silly, affecting simplicity 
1865Bk • NINNY-NONNY childish, stupid, foolish, weak-minded 
1874 • BAIRN-LIKE childish; weak-minded 
1881 ​• AVISH • AYVISH half-witted, silly; babyish, aping childishness
1895 • BAIRNLY-LIKE childish 
1898Bk • BABBISH childish, puerile 
1905Bk • MAY-GEMMIN childish, frolicsome, silly 
1905Bk • NANNY-CRATTY childish, foolish, weak-minded, of small account 
1908 • BAIRNIE childish 
1990s • BABY-ASS childish 
1377 • FAUNTELTE childishness (obs.)
1425 • PUERILITY a being childish, foolish, or trivial 
1505 • BAIRNHEID childishness (obs.)
1582 • GAY childish amusement (obs.)
1653 • BABISM a childish practice (obs.)
1827 • ENFANTILLAGE a childish action or prank; childish behaviour 
1874 • BAIRNISHNESS childishness; weakmindedness 
1898Bk • BAIRNLINESS childishness 

1539 • BABY a childish, immature, or foolish person (often derogatory)
1542 • BABE a childish or foolish person; an inexperienced, naive, or innocent person 
1600 • BOOBY a childish, foolish, inept, or blundering person; also, a person who cries readily; a crybaby 
1606 • BAUBLE a childish or foolish person; a silly trifler  (obs.)
1677 • DOBBIE a childish old man; a dotard; a stupid fellow; a blockhead; a fool; a simpleton 
1728 • TAUPIE a childish, foolish, or thoughtless girl or young woman 
19C • PETTY-BAB a person who acts childishly 
1828Bk • BESSY-BAB(S) a person fond of childish amusements or silly talk 
1862Bk • BAIRNIE • BARNEY a soft person having very childish perceptions and actions 
1865 • GIB a young woman whose manners are childish 
1895 • PAP-MOUTH a childish boy or girl 
1895Bk • DAB-CHICK a childish person (obs.)
1898 • BAIRN a childish or weak-minded person 
1905Bk • YOW-PAP a childish, silly fellow 

1618 • SMELL OF THE BABY to be childish 
1623 • LALLATE to speak baby-like (obs.)
1878 • LALL to speak childishly; to say ‘lal, lal’ 
1905Bk • JACK AROUND to act childishly; to mess about; to waste time

1607 • ORB childless, bereaved (obs.)
1597 • ORBITY childlessness; the condition of being bereaved (obs.)
1623 • ORBITUDE childlessness; the condition of being bereaved (obs.)
1900Bk • GALE a childless man 

Updated: May 25, 2023