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

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Ibarra had plans to see Ramirez, his wife and their toddler daughter Tuesday night. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "With 2020 in club control, Loons’ Miguel Ibarra keeps his head down," 10 Sep. 2019 The toddler was secured in a child seat in the back seat of the Cadillac and was initially found unresponsive. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Toddler critically injured after a crash on Beltway 8," 8 Sep. 2019 Eric Finley, a hospital spokesman, said the toddler was in satisfactory condition in Lubbock. New York Times, "Texas Shooting Leaves 5 Dead and At Least 21 Injured Near Odessa," 31 Aug. 2019 The child was spotted running along Academy and Vincent avenues at around 8:45 p.m. The toddler is nonverbal, police said. Madeline Mitchell,, "Nonverbal child found in the middle of the street: Police are asking for parents to call," 13 Aug. 2019 Benjamin believes the toddler is around 3 years old. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Bystander saves toddler who floats away on inflatable duck in Lake Michigan," 18 July 2019 The toddler had been living with Johnson and his aunt, Crystal Jackson, after CPS placed him in the aunt’s care at her apartment in Lake Highlands. Lavendrick Smith, Dallas News, "State will examine CPS's handling of case after Dallas toddler found dead in landfill," 12 July 2019 The young toddler is the 19th child to die in a hot car in the United States this year, according to NoHeatStroke. Olivia Sanchez, USA TODAY, "Child dies after being left in a hot car, pushing national death toll to 19 this year," 9 July 2019 On Monday, Sherman confirmed that the toddler is the woman’s daughter. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Driver of pickup truck that hit, killed Colorado trooper was in left lane, CSP says," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of toddler

1793, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toddler

: a young child who is just learning to walk


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

Kids Definition of toddler

: a small child

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