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Informal and humorous words used to refer to children - synonyms or related words

brat

noun

informal an annoying child who behaves badly

brat

noun

informal an insulting word for a child

brood

noun

humorous a group of young children who all have the same mother

crybaby

noun

informal someone who cries too much, especially a child

devil

noun

informal someone who does not behave very well, especially a child. You usually use this word when you are not really angry with the person

fidget

noun

informal someone, especially a child, who fidgets a lot

kids

noun

informal a child

kid

noun

a young adult

kiddie

noun

informal a very young child

kiddy

another spelling of kiddie

mite

noun

spoken a young child or animal, especially one that you feel sorry for

monkey

noun

informal someone, especially a child who behaves badly but in a funny way rather than in an annoying way

monster

noun

often humorous a child who behaves badly

munchkin

noun

mainly Americaninformal a nice friendly small child

nipper

noun

informal old-fashioned a small child

perisher

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a child who behaves very badly

pest

noun

informal someone who keeps annoying you, especially a child

rascal

noun

humorous a child who behaves badly but who you like too much to be angry with

rug rat

noun

Americanhumorous a very young child, especially one that has started to crawl (=move along the ground)

scallywag

noun

informal old-fashioned someone, especially a child, who behaves badly but who is difficult to dislike

scamp

noun

informal old-fashioned someone, especially a child, who behaves badly but is difficult to dislike

scrap

noun

Britishinformal a very small thin person, often a child

tattle-tale

noun

Americaninformal a telltale

tearaway

noun

Britishinformal a young person who does dangerous, silly, or illegal things that often get them into trouble

teen

noun

informal a teenager

teeny-bopper

noun

informal old-fashioned a young teenager, especially a girl, who is enthusiastic about the latest fashions, films, and music for her age group

telltale

noun

Britishinformalshowing disapproval a child who tells an adult about something bad that another child has done

tike

another spelling of tyke

tinker

noun

Britishinformal a young child who behaves badly

tot

noun

informal a small child

tyke

noun

informal a small child who behaves badly

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