Definition of offspring
2a : product, result <scholarly manuscripts—the labored offsprings of PhDs — Donna Martin> <the substitution of the typewriter and its offspring for the author's own hand — Jacques Barzun>b : offshoot 1a
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.
Origin and Etymology of offspring
Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring
First Known Use: before 12th century
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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