Simple Definition of offspring
: a person's child
: the young of an animal or plant
Examples of offspring
The disease can be transmitted from parent to offspring.
The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.
The colt is the offspring of two racing champions.
Origin of offspring
Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with offspring
Anqing, backswing, Baoding, bedspring, Beijing, bi-swing, bitewing, bowstring, bullring, Chongqing, clearwing, downswing, drawstring, D ring, earring, first-string, forewing, G-string, greenwing, growth ring, hairspring, hamstring, handspring, headspring, heartstring, hind wing, hot spring, Kunming, lacewing, lapwing, latchstring, left-wing, mainspring, Nanjing, Nan Ling, Nanning, O-ring, plaything, redwing, right-wing, seal ring, shoestring, slip ring, sure thing, unsling, unstring, upspring, upswing, waxwing, wellspring, whitewing, wingding, Xining
OFFSPRING Defined for Kids
Definition of offspring
plural offspring also off·springs
: the young of a person, animal, or plant
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