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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Caregivers at more than half of those shelters worked with migrant toddlers, children and teens who were separated from their parents or who were traveling alone before their background check results were complete. Colleen Long, Time, "Government Watchdog: Migrant Children Separated From Parents at Border Experiencing Serious Mental Health Problems," 4 Sep. 2019 In 2011, a South Florida lawmaker introduced the Haile Brockington Act, named after the 2-year-old Delray Beach toddler who died after being forgotten in a hot day-care van for nearly six hours. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, "After more deaths, Sen. Linda Stewart tries again for alarms on child-care vehicles," 2 Aug. 2019 Pampers, a company known for swaddling newborns and toddlers in disposable diapers, is entering the baby monitoring world with its first all-in-one connected care system. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, "Lumi by Pampers combines parental insight with data to establish routine for baby," 18 July 2019 She was ejected from her vehicle as was an 18-month-old toddler in a car seat. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Driver of pickup truck that hit, killed Colorado trooper was in left lane, CSP says," 17 June 2019 In the biting cold of the Southern Hemisphere's winter, dozens of people, including women with toddlers, slept on cardboard boxes or in the dust, holding their places. Fox News, "'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports," 16 June 2019 Families and underage migrants who cross the border are held in Border Patrol facilities that are meant to be temporary and were designed primarily for single adult men and not mothers, newborns and sick toddlers. Garance Burke, Fortune, "Premature Baby Found in Border Patrol Facility in Texas," 14 June 2019 Families and underage migrants who cross the border are held in Border Patrol facilities that are meant to be temporary and were designed primarily for single adult men and not mothers, newborns and sick toddlers. NBC News, "Premature baby found in Border Patrol facility in Texas," 14 June 2019 More likely, the Riverdale writers have more important things to worry about than replacing their 6-month-old actors with young toddlers. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 "Riverdale" Plot Holes That Will Keep You Up at Night," 3 May 2019

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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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