As you may have guessed my first language isn’t English, but when i read books i always read in English, when i am watching a movie or a TV series i always prefer to watch it without subtitles. Recently i have read a great book and i stumbled upon an expression referring to a child/baby. So i started to wonder how many synonym, expressions are there in the English language that you can use when you talk about babies/children.
Here are the usual ones that you may use in your everyday life: child, infant, kid, youngster, preschooler, little one, toddler, baby, angel-face, babe, button, crawler, bambino, buttercup, chick, dumpling, little angel, little darling, little doll, newborn, nursling, preemie, suckling, tad, minor, offspring, cub.
And here are the interesting ones, i mean interesting for me because i rarely heard them or i didn’t heard them at all until now:
- tot – this one also refers to “
- rug rat – which is synonym with curtain climber 🙂 – and it is used in Canada referring to a child that is not yet walking.
- bairn – a child, used in northern England.
- cherub – from
- papoose –
- ankle biter – this is of Australian origin and it is referring to a small dog or a small child
- sprout – this one coming from plans biology.
- tyke – a small child
- whippersnapper – whip, snap, -er1