What does the word bairn mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A child.

Usage examples for bairn

  1. She knew why she had told it, and she knew, too, what harm would come to her bairn if that kind of gossip got abroad in the village. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Mr. Phillips was wonderful in a sick- room, and relieved me greatly; but I had such an anxious life with the bairn as well as the mother. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. An' what ever the bairn 's to du wantin' a father! – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
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