love child


Definition of love child 

: an illegitimate child

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 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 That Trump fathered a love child with a colleague in the 80s. Kenzie Bryant, Vanities, "A Story About Donald Trump’s Love Child Is Probably Too Good to Be True, but That Didn’t Stop The National Enquirer from Paying for It," 12 Apr. 2018 Instead, the series comes off as the love child of the reality TV touchstone and last year’s Amazon Prime Video breakout, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel., "American Woman Review: Kyle Richards’ 70s Romp Is TV’s Breeziest New Show," 7 June 2018

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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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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