Definition of Bairn

1. Noun. A child: son or daughter.

Geographical relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Child, Fry, Kid, Minor, Nestling, Nipper, Shaver, Small Fry, Tiddler, Tike, Tyke, Youngster



Definition of Bairn

1. n. A child.

Definition of Bairn

1. Noun. (Scotland and parts of Northern England) A child or baby. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bairn

1. a child [n -S] : BAIRNISH [adj] - See also: child

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bairn

bailpieces
bails
bails out
bailsman
bailsmen
bain
bain-marie
baing
bainin
bainins
bainite
bainites
baion
bairam
bairams
bairn (current term)
bairnish
bairnlier
bairnliest
bairnlike
bairnly
bairns
baisa
baisemains
bait
bait-and-switch
bait and switch
bait box
bait car
bait casting

Literary usage of Bairn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"Inglenook And it's O! sweet, sweet! and a lullaby. r WEST or ENGLAND LULLABY. r The Bonniest bairn in a' the Warl' The bonniest bairn in a' the warl' Has ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of Scotland: From the Earliest to the Present Time by James Grant Wilson (1876)
"... bairn! Her spirit, that pass'd in yon hour o' his birth. Still watches his wearisome wand'rings on earth, Recording in heaven the blessings they earn ..."

3. The Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Edmund Gosse, Thomas James Wise (1918)
"There was never bairn born of a woman That was born so bitterly." The ship drove hard upon the wind, 1 wot it drove full mightily; But the fair gold sides ..."

4. Whistle-binkie: A Collection of Songs for the Social Circle by John Donald Carrick, Alexander Rodger, David Robertson (1890)
"Then we'll pray for daddy's weal, bonnie bairn, bonnie bairn, Then we'll pray for daddy's weal, bonnie bairn; We'll pray for daddy's weal, that distress he ..."

5. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"... bairn gangs to his lane bed, Nane covers hie cauld back, or haps his bare ... bairn. Her spirit that passed in yon hour o' his birth, Still watches his ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"Still Easie persevered in her efforts after cleanliness, for the bairn prospered ... Easie objected, casting a jealous eye upon tUe cradle, where the bairn, ..."

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