Last modified on 19 March 2015, at 19:20

childer

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

childer

  1. (Ireland, obsolete elsewhere) plural form of child
  2. (Northern England) child
    • 1839, Abel BYWATER, The Sheffield Dialect. [A Series of Papers in that Dialect, with a Glossary.], page 223
      As yo ma be quoit shure where there's agret family a childer, a wumman's loik tubbe varra throng ina monin
    • 1894, Emily Lawless, Maelcho: A Sixteenth Century Narrative
      Aye has he, Dan'l Drax, so do ee larn him what cums to they as lets off rebels. He be safter nor turnips, nor boiled turnips, so he be. Was blubberin' while back over yon rebel an'a childer !
    • 1899, Frederick R. Smith, Doxie Dent: A Clog-shop Chronicle
      Ay, a childer's class, tha' knows — a Katty — Katty — Aw dunna know wot they caw'n it.
    • 2003 September 13, Guy King, “Re: Hi from Kran”, uk.rec.sheds, Usenet:
      Yebbut...she ain't a childer any more...she's stuck in no-mans-land for the next few years.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Accessed 23 Feb. 2006.
  • The O'Byrne Files, "Dublin Slang Dictionary" Accessed 23 Feb. 2006.