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bairn

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noun \ˈbern\

Definition of bairn

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  child



Examples of bairn

  1. <at the Scottish festival there were traditional contests of strength and endurance, Celtic fiddlers, and groups of bairns performing Highland flings>



Origin of bairn

Middle English bern, barn, from Old English bearn & Old Norse barn; akin to Old High German barn child


First Known Use: before 12th century

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