childhode

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ċildhād; equivalent to child +‎ -hede.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃiːldhɔːd/, /ˈtʃiːldhoːd/, /ˈtʃiːldhɛːd/

NounEdit

childhode (uncountable)

  1. The time during which one is a child; childhood.
  2. Childishness; behaviour displaying juvenility.
  3. An action or belief displaying stupidity or childishness.
  4. (rare) The state of being someone's offspring.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: childhood
  • Scots: childheid (obsolete)

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