stubborn child

noun

Definition of stubborn child

: a minor (as in the state of Massachusetts) who refuses to submit to the lawful commands of parent or guardian and may be placed in state custodial care — compare wayward child

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“Stubborn child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stubborn%20child. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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