bairn

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noun \ˈbern\

Examples of bairn in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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