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Bornas the second childto parentor family.
Secondof a particular typeto be bornto a parentor family.
- noun The
second childto be born to a parentor family.
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The same birth-order pattern shows up: the firstborns, on average, score about two points higher than their secondborn brothers, and hapless thirdborns do even worse.
Most of us no longer view secondborn as second best, and few parents will admit to treating their kids differently.
My wife has the umbilical cord stump of my secondborn son (but not our firstborn daughter, we forgot) too.
Judah, who was nothing if not practical, instructs his secondborn son Onan to marry his dead brother's wife and impregnate her, to perpetuate his brother's family line.
Oh how long must I endure these gilt-clawed turd-tongued creatures, these religious caterpillars sacrificing our firstborn, and secondborn, and all the otherborn, at the shrine of Hard Money?
For example, the Walmart brand diapers worked great on my firstborn, but my secondborn leaked out of them so often I thought I would lose my mind-and then he didn't leak out of the Target ones, which are of comparable quality.