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Sons and daughters and nephews and nieces - thesaurus

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bastard

noun

old-fashioned someone whose parents are not married to each other. This word is now considered to be offensive.

boy

noun

a son

child

noun

someone’s son or daughter of any age

daughter

noun

your female child

firstborn

noun

old-fashioned someone’s first child

girl

noun

a daughter

infant son/daughter

formal a baby son or daughter

kids

noun

someone’s sons or daughters

middle child/daughter/brother etc.

the child, daughter, brother, etc. who is between the oldest and the youngest in age

mother’s boy

noun

a mama’s boy

nephew

noun

a son of your brother or sister, or a son of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister. Their daughter is called your niece.

niece

noun

a daughter of your brother or sister, or a daughter of your husband’s or wife’s brother or sister. Their son is called your nephew.

someone’s little boy/girl

someone’s son/daughter who is still a small child or is treated as if they are a small child

son

noun

your male child

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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