onlyborn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

only +‎ born

AdjectiveEdit

onlyborn (not comparable)

  1. Born as the only child in a family, flock, or the like.
    • 1986, G. Hugh Allred, Teenager: A Survival Guide for Mom and Dad, Bookcraft (1986), →ISBN, page 137:
      An onlyborn parent who is level has plenty of good qualities: He tends to be self-reliant.
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NounEdit

onlyborn (plural onlyborns)

  1. The only child to be born to a parent or family.
    • 2001, Susan Newman, Parenting an Only Child: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only, Broadway Books (2001), →ISBN, page 49:
      One of the most extensive studies ever undertaken tracked more than three thousand high school students — half were onlyborns, half had one sibling — for a twenty-year period.
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