second childhood

noun

Definition of second childhood

  1. :  dotage

Examples of second childhood in a Sentence

  1. an old man going through his second childhood

  2. whenever she makes a mistake, Grandmother just reminds everyone she's in her second childhood and children shouldn't be held accountable

First Known Use of second childhood

1641


SECOND CHILDHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

second childhood

noun

Definition of second childhood for English Language Learners

  • : a time when an old person whose mind is failing begins to behave like a child again


Medical Dictionary

second childhood

play
noun sec·ond childhood \ˌsek-ənd-\

Medical Definition of second childhood

  1. :  dotage



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up second childhood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!