Definitions

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  • adj. Born as the second child to parent or family.
  • adj. Second of a particular type to be born to a parent or family.
  • n. The second child to be born to a parent or family.

Etymologies

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second +‎ born

Examples

  • 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.

    Who's the Smart Sibling?

  • Most of us no longer view secondborn as second best, and few parents will admit to treating their kids differently.

    Who's the Smart Sibling?

  • My wife has the umbilical cord stump of my secondborn son (but not our firstborn daughter, we forgot) too.

    Boing Boing: November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 Archives

  • 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.

    Planet Atheism

  • 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?

    Stop Me Before I Vote Again

  • 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.

    SundryBuzz | advice you didn't ask for

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