bambino

noun
bam·​bi·​no | \ bam-ˈbē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce bambino (audio) , bäm- \
plural bambinos or bambini\ bam-​ˈbē-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce bambini (audio) \

Definition of bambino

1 plural usually bambini : a representation of the infant Christ
2 : child, baby

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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
Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Bambino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bambino. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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