Part of speech: noun

A child.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Catherine Helen Spence.
  3. An' what ever the bairn 's to du wantin' a father! - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.