love child


Definition of love child

: an illegitimate child

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Synonyms for love child


bastard, by-blow, whoreson

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Examples of love child in a Sentence

the love child of a famous actor and one of his fans a woman who claimed to be the love child of two of Hollywood's most beloved stars during its golden age

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And like any other fashion-loving child, North raided her mom's closet for something special to complete her outfit: a pair of strappy heels from an undisclosed designer. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West Borrowed Kim Kardashian's High Heels at True Thompson's Birthday Party," 16 Apr. 2019 And yet, for every celebrity adultery story, there are very likely a zillion more that stay hidden under the covers, relationships between consenting adults that don't involve heartbreak, love children, or TMZ. Marcia Desanctis, Town & Country, "Mark Sanford, Act II," 14 Feb. 2013 And another that a doorman at Trump tower would say to keep quiet about a Trump love child. Fox News, "Ex-DOJ attorney: Rosenstein should have already been fired," 12 Apr. 2018 Mom loved children and was also blessed with five great grandchildren: Chase Aston, Sadie Aston, Joseph Callaghan, Samantha Callaghan, and John Benjamin Papillo., "Asdis L. Callaghan," 3 July 2018 Ethyl was a loyal friend and trusted confidant, and loved children, music, dancing, and family gatherings., "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/5," 5 July 2018 The brown, tan, cream and millennial pink packaging feels like the love child of Fenty and Emily Weiss’s Glossier, perhaps with the transgressive designer Tom Ford, who of course has his own makeup line, as godfather. New York Times, "Linda Wells Shows Flesh: Woke Makeup for Revlon," 21 June 2018 First, white people feigned ignorance as to why saying a black woman was the love child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes was racist. Monique Judge, The Root, "For White People Who Pretend Not to Understand What Racism Is or How It Works: Here’s a Refresher Course," 30 May 2018 Darr is another name used by real-life actress and socialite Alicia Corning Clark, who claimed to have given birth to Kennedy’s love child. Patty Rhule, USA TODAY, "Young Jack Kennedy's real-life summertime fling inspires cynical novel," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of love child

1805, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of love child

: a child whose father and mother are not married to each other when the child is born : an illegitimate child

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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