second childhood


second childhood

noun

: a time when an old person whose mind is failing begins to behave like a child again

Full Definition of SECOND CHILDHOOD

:  dotage

Examples of SECOND CHILDHOOD

  1. an old man going through his second childhood
  2. <whenever she makes a mistake, Grandmother just reminds everyone she's in her second childhood and children shouldn't be held accountable>

First Known Use of SECOND CHILDHOOD

1641

Related to SECOND CHILDHOOD

sec·ond childhood

noun \ˌsek-ənd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SECOND CHILDHOOD

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