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childhood

noun

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the state or time of being a child
  • enjoy your childhood—it won't last forever

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The first known use of childhood was before the 12th century

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“Childhood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/childhood. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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