AskDefine | Define bairn

Dictionary Definition

bairn n : a child: son or daughter

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English

Pronunciation

  • /bɛ:n/

Etymology

barn and (Anglian dialect) bearn.

Noun

  1. In the context of "Northumbria|Scotland|and parts of Northern England": A child or baby.

References

  • New Geordie Dictionary 1987}}

Scots

Etymology

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

cherub, child, chit, darling, innocent, kid, kitten, lamb, lambkin, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, mite, nipper, offspring, peewee, shaver, tad, tot, wee tot
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