love child


Definition of love child

: an illegitimate child

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The plan is essentially a policy love child of eminent domain and affirmative action. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "Queen Kamala’s Imperial Aspirations," 18 Aug. 2020 Space Force's rocket appears to be the love child of two real-world rockets: an Atlas V rocket core (which is built by United Launch Alliance) and two side-boosters that look strikingly like Falcon 9 (SpaceX) first stages with a single engine. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit flight ends quickly, Netflix’s hybrid rocket," 29 May 2020 Yes, the madcap action-RPG franchise that began as an odd love child of Final Fantasy and Disney movie nostalgia might soon be a TV show. Julie Muncy, Wired, "There Are Rumors Kingdom Hearts Is Getting a Disney+ Show," 29 May 2020 Edwards was at the time keeping a secret about his pregnant mistress and their love children, revelations that soon ended his political career. David Mark, Washington Examiner, "Stacey Abrams tests notion you don't campaign for vice presidential pick," 15 Apr. 2020 With rubber legs galore, a squirrel tail wing and a squishy chenille body, the bream killer looks like the love child between a hellgrammite and a tarantula. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best Flies for Catching Panfish," 12 Mar. 2020 If American Idol, Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model had a love child, the show developed a cult following on LGBTQ+ cable network LOGO before moving to VH1 in 2017, a sign that marked a continual mainstreaming of drag culture. Tre’vell Anderson, Essence, "13 Black LGBTQ+ Moments Of The Last Decade To Celebrate," 26 Dec. 2019 The Asian pear could be the love child between a pear and jicama with some melon thrown in. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "Pears are the unheralded stars of the fall fruit bounty. Here’s how to choose and use them.," 26 Oct. 2019 The biz, which had its grand opening at the end of March, serves breakfast, lunch and their scrumptious love child, brunch. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Following the 'Fixer Upper' finale, here's how you can get your Chip, Joanna Gaines fix," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of love child

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Love child.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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