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child  

  ( children    plural  )
1       n-count   A child is a human being who is not yet an adult.  
When I was a child I lived in a country village..., He's just a child., ...a child of six..., It was only suitable for children.     
2       n-count   Someone's children are their sons and daughters of any age.  
How are the children?..., The young couple decided to have a child.     


child benefit     
In Britain, child benefit is an amount of money paid weekly by the state to families for each of their children.      n-uncount  
child prodigy        ( child prodigies    plural  ) A child prodigy is a child with a very great talent.      n-count  
She was a child prodigy, giving concerts before she was a teenager.     
inner child     
Some psychologists refer to a person's childish feelings as his or her inner child.      n-sing   oft poss N  
For me, recovery has been all about finding my inner child and accepting her.     
love child        ( love children    plural  ) , love-child   If journalists refer to someone as a love child, they mean that the person was born as a result of a love affair between two people who have never been married to each other.      n-count  
Eric has a secret love child.     
poster child        ( poster children    plural  ) , poster boy, poster girl  
1       n-count   If someone is a poster childfor a particular cause, characteristic, or activity, they are seen as a very good or typical example of it.  
  (mainly AM)   oft N for n  
Zidane has become the poster child for a whole generation of French-born youths of North African extraction...     
2       n-count   A poster child is a young man or woman who appears on an advertising poster.  
  (mainly AM)  
She went out with a Calvin Klein poster boy...     
street child        ( street children    plural  ) Street children are homeless children who live outdoors in a city and live by begging or stealing.      n-count   usu pl  
wild child     
Journalists sometimes use wild child to refer to a teenage girl who enjoys herself in an uncontrolled way, for example by going to a lot of parties.  
  (BRIT)      n-sing  
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n.
sex
colloquial - made popular by S. Berlusconi
n.
child pornography
n.
child care provided by foster parents
n.
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
Yo era un niño, ahora soy un adulto
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations

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