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Words used by or to young children

bang

interjection

used especially by children for representing the sound made by a gun

big

adjective

a big boy or a big girl is getting older or is older than another child. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

birdie

noun

a little bird. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

boo-boo

noun

a small cut or injury on your body. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

bow-wow

interjection

used for representing the sound a dog makes (its bark), when talking to children or in books for children

bow-wow

noun

a dog. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

bunny

noun

a rabbit. This word is used by children or when talking to children.

choo-choo

noun

a train. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

cold

adjective

used especially in children’s games to tell someone that they are not close to finding or guessing something

cross

adjective

angry. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

daddy

noun

your father. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

doggie

another spelling of doggy

doggy

noun

a dog. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

doo-doo

noun

solid waste from the body. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

fraidy-cat

noun

someone who easily becomes frightened. This word is used mainly by children.

goody

interjection

used for saying that you are happy or excited about something. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

grown-up

noun

an adult. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

grown-up

noun

used when there are children involved in a situation

hot

adjective

used in a children’s game for saying that you are very close to finding something, or to guessing the right answer

joined-up

adjective

joined-up writing is writing in which the letters are joined to each other. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

lamb

noun

used for talking to or about someone in a kind way, especially a small child

little

adjective

young, and often small. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

mama

noun

a mother. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

mamma

another spelling of mama

meanie

another spelling of meany

meany

noun

someone who is unkind, unpleasant, or not generous. This word is used mainly by children.

miss

noun

a title used by children when talking to a woman teacher

mommy

noun

a name used when talking to your own mother, especially by young children. The British word is mummy

mommy

noun

a word for mother, used especially by young children. The British word is mummy

mummy

noun

a mother

nana

noun

your grandmother. This word is used especially by or to children.

nanny

noun

a name for your grandmother. This word is used especially by or to children.

naughty

adjective

offensive or not polite. This word is used mainly to or by children

no

adverb, determiner

used for telling someone, especially a child, not to do something

number one

noun

urine. This word is used by children or when talking to children.

number two

noun

solid waste from the bowels. This word is used by children and when talking to children.

piggy

noun

a pig. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

piggy

noun

a toe. This word is used by children or when talking to children.

poo

noun

solid waste from the body. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

poop

noun

solid waste that comes out of your body when you go to the bathroom. This word is used especially by and to children.

poop

noun

the act of passing waste from your body when you go to the bathroom. This word is used especially by and to children..

poop

verb

to pass solid waste from your body when you go to the bathroom. This word is used especially by and to children.

poppet

noun

used for talking to or about a child that you like

pretend

adjective

imaginary. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

pussy

noun

a cat. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

pussycat

noun

a cat. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

scaredy-cat

noun

a fraidy-cat

shush

interjection

used for telling someone, especially a child, to be quiet. This word is often used instead of a stronger word such as shut up.

silly

noun

used for telling someone, especially a child, that you think their behavior is stupid or annoying

sweetie

noun

a piece of candy

tattle

verb

to tell someone that another person has done something bad, usually in order to get them in trouble. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children

teeny weeny

adjective

extremely small. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

teeter-totter

noun

a children’s word for a seesaw

tinkle

noun

an act of urinating. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

tinkle

verb

to urinate. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

too

adverb

used for emphasizing that something is true when someone does not believe it. This is used especially by children

tootsies

noun

toes, or feet. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

tum

noun

your tummy

tummy

noun

your stomach. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

ups-a-daisy

another spelling of upsy-daisy

upsy-daisy

interjection

used when someone has fallen, or when lifting someone up, especially a child

we

determiner, pronoun

sometimes used instead of “you,” especially when a doctor or nurse is speaking to someone who is sick or when a teacher is speaking to children

wee

verb

to urinate. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

weenie

noun

a wiener

wee-wee

verb

to urinate. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

wiener

noun

a male sex organ. This word is used by children.

yippee

interjection

an expression of happiness and excitement. This word is used mainly by children.

be a love and . . .

used for asking a child or someone in your family to do something for you

cross your heart (and hope to die)

used as a way of making a promise, especially between children

do as you’re told

used for telling a child to obey you

forever and ever

for now and all time in the future: used for emphasis, especially by children or in children’s stories

mind your manners

used for telling someone, especially a child, to behave politely

night night

used for saying goodnight, especially to a child before they go to bed

run and do something

used for telling someone, especially a child, to do something quickly

sleep tight

used for telling someone, especially a child, that you hope they sleep well

someone has cooties

used for saying that you do not want to get close to someone. This phrase is used by children

so there

used at the end of a rude or angry statement to show that you do not care what another person thinks. This expression is used especially by children

that will do

used for telling someone, especially a child, to stop talking or behaving badly

what’s the magic word?

used for reminding a child to say “please” when asking for something

whoops-a-daisy

used when you are talking to a young child who has just fallen or dropped something

kimchi

a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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