toddler

noun
tod·​dler | \ ˈtäd-lər How to pronounce toddler (audio) , ˈtä-dᵊl-ər\

Definition of toddler

: one that toddles especially : a young child

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Other Words from toddler

toddlerhood \ ˈtäd-​lər-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce toddlerhood (audio) , ˈtä-​dᵊl-​ər-​ \ noun

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Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his toddler daughter, Valeria, died after being swept away by a strong current while the family was trying to cross the Rio Grande into the United States. Philip Kennicott, The Denver Post, "Commentary: We used to think photos like this could change the world, but what needs to change is who we are," 28 June 2019 But the toddler kept grabbing the extensions, interrupting her work. Michelle Hunter, nola.com, "Woman arrested after sitting on toddler, breaking his leg: JPSO," 26 June 2019 The boy's mother drove her toddler to the hospital, police said. Sara Coello, Dallas News, "3-year-old boy wounded by stray bullet, Fort Worth police say," 4 July 2019 Another thread involved the image published last week by The Associated Press of a migrant father and his toddler, drowned on the banks of the Rio Grande. Colleen Long, BostonGlobe.com, "Border Patrol chief calls explicit posts in secret Facebook group ‘completely inappropriate’," 1 July 2019 Another thread involved the image published last week by The Associated Press of a migrant father and his toddler, drowned on the banks of the Rio Grande. Colleen Long, Twin Cities, "Border Patrol head condemns agents’ offensive Facebook posts," 1 July 2019 Here are some ways to keep your toddler safe by and in the water. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Toddler Swim Safety Tips, According to Swim Experts," 21 June 2019 Shayk picked up her toddler and walked towards her man and their adorable dogs. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Accidentally Photobombed a Beach Workout Session," 10 Apr. 2019 This is America–and over in Connecticut, a mother is telling her story after she and her toddler were attacked by a racist gang of thugs. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Gang of White Thugs Hurl Slurs at Black Mom, Smash Her Car Window, Yet Somehow No One Went to Jail or Even Had a Damn Mugshot Taken," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of toddler

1793, in the meaning defined above

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toddler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toddler

: a young child who is just learning to walk

toddler

noun
tod·​dler | \ ˈtäd-lər How to pronounce toddler (audio) \

Kids Definition of toddler

: a small child

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