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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.

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

dicky bird

noun

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

diddums

interjection

used for talking to a child or someone you think is behaving like a child

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.

easy-peasy

adjective

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

gee-gee

noun

a word meaning horse, used by or to children or when talking about horse racing

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

noun

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

meany

another spelling of meanie

miss

noun

a title used by children when talking to a woman teacher

mummy

noun

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

nan

noun

a name for your grandmother. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

nanny

noun

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

poo

noun

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

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

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 behaviour is stupid or annoying

silly billy

noun

a name for someone, especially a child, who is behaving in a silly way

sweetie

noun

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

tattle

verb

to tell someone that another person has done something bad, usually in order to get them into 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.

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.

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 ill or when a teacher is speaking to children

wee

verb

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

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.

winkle

noun

a penis. This word is used especially by children.

yah-boo

interjection

used for showing that you have no respect for someone or something, mainly 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 and not do or say something that might offend someone

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

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

whoops-a-daisy

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

with (brass) knobs on

used by children for replying in a rude way to an insult

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