child sex meaning, child sex definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( 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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colloquial - made popular by S. Berlusconi
child pornography
child care provided by foster parents
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
1 a conceited impertinent person 2 a mischievous child
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
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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