little one


plural little ones
: a young child
Need to disguise vegetables in order for your little ones to eat them?Redbook
… the pleasure of exposing a little one to the joy of the moviegoing.Gene Siskel
Up to this point their entire stay in San Francisco had been leisurely, what Webb called a "babymoon"—a last chance to chill before another little one arrives.Alan Shipnuck

Examples of little one in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family of four kicked off the celebrations a little earlier this month, with the new mom taking her little ones to pose with the Easter bunny. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 The rubber toppers are safe for little ones to play with and make an adorable addition to your pool decor. Staff Author Published, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Apr. 2024 Each one is made from rubber, which is easy to clean and for little ones to grab. Christin Perry, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 And, Amtrak has sweetened the savings on its children’s discount, so little ones between two and 12 years old may travel for 50 percent off with an accompanying adult. Kyler Alvord, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Mar. 2024 If little ones are in tow, be sure to discover the Guardian of the Seeds—towering trolls made of recycled wood by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 Rainbow Butterfly Tulle Dress $68 If your little one is into butterflies and rainbows, this rainbow butterfly tulle dress from Lola and the Boys will be a big hit. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 21 Mar. 2024 Chopra asks her little one, who immediately attempts to mimic her mama in the clip. Glamour, 21 Mar. 2024 Best Amazon Big Spring Sale Deals on Baby Clothes Keep little ones warm on windy spring days with a $21 Columbia fleece jacket or suit them up for the sun in a pair of french terry shorts (a three-pack currently starts at just $17). Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1509, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of little one was in 1509

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“Little one.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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