inner child

noun

Definition of inner child

: the childlike usually hidden part of a person's personality that is characterized by playfulness, spontaneity, and creativity usually accompanied by anger, hurt, and fear attributable to childhood experiences

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First Known Use of inner child

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inner child was in 1955

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“Inner child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20child. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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