bam·​bi·​no bam-ˈbē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce bambino (audio)
plural bambinos or bambini bam-ˈbē-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce bambino (audio)
plural usually bambini : a representation of the infant Christ
: child, baby

Examples of bambino in a Sentence

a new mother cuddling a bambino in her lap teaching one of her bambinos to ride a bike
Recent Examples on the Web The bambino-to-be is safe in the womb of his baseball-loving mother’s belly, yet close enough to hear the pop of bat on ball during batting practice at Fenway Park., 15 Aug. 2022 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,, 22 Sep. 2017

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Word History


Italian, diminutive of bambo child

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bambino was in 1714

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“Bambino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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