noun \ˈbern\

Definition of BAIRN

chiefly Scottish
:  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

Rhymes with BAIRN


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