love child

noun

Definition of love child

  1. :  an illegitimate child

Examples of love child in a sentence

  1. the love child of a famous actor and one of his fans

  2. <a woman who claimed to be the love child of two of Hollywood's most beloved stars during its golden age>

1805

First Known Use of love child

1805


LOVE CHILD Defined for English Language Learners

love child

noun

Definition of love child for English Language Learners

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


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