Definition of offspring
Examples of offspring in a Sentence
The disease can be transmitted from parent to offspring.
The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.
The colt is the offspring of two racing champions.
Recent Examples of offspring from the Web
Rena Lovelis, the lead singer of the pop-punk, electro-pop, just plain pop band Hey Violet, is an indirect offspring of these singers, but has solved a conundrum none of them have quite mastered: how to make a bad attitude gleam.
Learning the flying trapeze is, after all, the most popular offspring of the traditional traveling circus, whose demise has unearthed a flourishing ecosystem of boutique circuses and participatory upstarts across the country.
Because of that, the legal standard is the state’s presumptive parentage law, which simply says a child is presumed to be the offspring of a man if he was married to the woman within 10 months of the child’s birth.
Among the second-generation offspring, one gene linked to nest building stood out—
From the late 90's through the mid-2000's, the Hummer and its offspring were poster children for gas-guzzling luxury.
The invasive Burmese pythonsare likely the offspring of pets released by owners or freed from snake breeders’ cages during Hurricane Andrew nearly 25 years ago.
According to a report in the newspaper Frontera, the suspect is the father of the oldest of the three children, while the two younger ones are offspring of the woman’s new partner.
The justices instead made it harder for the future offspring of American women to become citizens.
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Origin and Etymology of offspring
Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
OFFSPRING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of offspring for English Language Learners
: a person's child
: the young of an animal or plant
OFFSPRING Defined for Kids
Definition of offspring for Students
: the young of a person, animal, or plant
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