bambino

noun
bam·bi·no | \ bam-ˈbē-(ˌ)nō , bäm- \
plural bambinos or bambini\bam-ˈbē-(ˌ)nē \

Definition of bambino 

1 plural usually bambini : a representation of the infant Christ

2 : child, baby

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bambino

Synonyms

bud, chick, child, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youth

Antonyms

adult, grown-up

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Examples of bambino in a Sentence

a new mother cuddling a bambino in her lap bouncing a bambino on her knee

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One hundred and twenty-five posters called for the bronze bambino to be melted down and recast into all sorts of shapes that probably would have appalled Rizzo. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "What becomes of Rizzo? The city asked, you answered," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bambino

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bambino

Italian, diminutive of bambo child

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