toddler

noun tod·dler \ ˈtäd-lər , ˈtä-dᵊl-ər \
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of toddler

: one that toddles; especially : a young child

toddlerhood

play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

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First Known Use of toddler

1793


TODDLER Defined for English Language Learners

toddler

noun

Definition of toddler for English Language Learners

  • : a young child who is just learning to walk


TODDLER Defined for Kids

toddler

noun tod·dler \ ˈtäd-lər \

Definition of toddler for Students

: a small child


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