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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A child; a baby.
  • n. A representation of the infant Jesus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A child or baby, especially a representation in art of the infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A child or baby; esp., a representation in art of the infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes.
  • n. George Herman Ruth ("Babe" Ruth), the baseball player; -- usu. in the form “the bambino”.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A child or baby; specifically, a figure of the Child Jesus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young child

Etymologies

Italian, diminutive of bambo, child.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)

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