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General words for child and types of child - synonyms or related words

adolescent

noun

a boy or girl who is changing into a young man or woman. The physical changes that take place at this time are known as puberty. An adolescent between the ages of 13 and 19 is called a teenager

bairn

noun

Scottish

a baby or child

boomerang kid

noun

informal humorous

an adult child who returns home after university, their first job, or the end of a relationship because they have no money or job

boy

noun

a male child

cherub

noun

an attractive child, or one who behaves very well

child

noun

a young person from the time they are born until they are about 14 years old

child

noun

for or about children

child

noun

used for showing that the person mentioned is a child

child prodigy

noun

a child who is extremely skilful at something that usually only adults can do

girl

noun

a female child

imp

noun

a child who behaves badly in a way that adults think is funny

issue

noun

legal

someone’s children

juvenile

noun

formal

a young person

latchkey kid

noun

a child whose parents work and who returns from school to an empty house

love child

noun

mainly journalism

a child who is born as the result of a relationship between two people who do not marry each other

minor

noun

someone who has not reached the age at which they are legally an adult

offspring

noun

biology

someone’s child or children

only child

noun

a child who has no brothers or sisters

orphan

noun

a child whose parents have died

pickin

noun

West African

a young child

playmate

noun

a child who another child plays with

preteen

noun

a child between the ages of 9 and 12

progeny

noun

very formal

a person’s child or children

ragamuffin

noun

mainly literary

a child who is poor and dressed in old torn clothes

stray

noun

someone, especially a child, who is lost

teenager

noun

a young person between the ages of 13 and 19

teens

noun

the years of your life between the ages of 13 and 19

toddler

noun

a very young child who is learning how to walk

tomboy

noun

a girl who takes part in activities and games that people think are more suitable for boys

urchin

noun

old-fashioned

a child who is very poor and wears dirty clothes

waif

noun

a person, especially a child, who is thin and pale and looks as if they need to be looked after

waif

noun

a child who has no home

the young

noun

children and young adults in general

youngster

noun

old-fashioned

a child, or a young person

youth

noun

a male teenager, especially one involved in violent or criminal activities

a growing lad/boy/girl

a child who is still growing, especially one who needs a lot of food

little/young ones

children

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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