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child·hood

childhood

 
 
pronunciation:
chaIld hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition: the period or state of being a child.
She spent her childhood in the countryside, but she has always lived in the city as an adult.
synonyms:
juvenility
antonyms:
adulthood
similar words:
adolescence, boyhood, girlhood, innocence, minority, youth
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The word childhood contains the following part:
-hood Old English noun-forming suffix that means 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of