love child


Definition of love child

: an illegitimate child

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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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First Known Use of love child

1805, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2019

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The first known use of love child was in 1805

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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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to engage in dissolute behavior

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