n physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp. by those responsible for its welfare
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ankle-biter (Austral. slang) babe, babe in arms (informal) baby, bairn (Scot.) brat, chit, descendant, infant, issue, juvenile, kid (informal) little one, minor, nipper (informal) nursling, offspring, progeny, rug rat (slang) sprog (slang) suckling, toddler, tot, wean (Scot.) youngster
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