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love child

noun
1.
a child born out of wedlock.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for love children

love child

noun
1.
(euphemistic) an illegitimate child; bastard
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Word Origin and History for love children

love child

n.

"child born out of wedlock," 1805, from love (n.) + child. Earlier was love brat (17c.).

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