- a little lamb.
- a person who is exceptionally sweet, young, and innocent, as a small child.
Origin of lambkin
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Examples from the Web for lambkin
Colonel Lambkin has made up a party and John Armstrong will be along.
We got on and there was Colonel Lambkin, talking to the captain and the same fat man.
There was no hurt to the lambkin as she lifted it in her arms.The Washer of the Ford
"Lambkin," said Johnny, who had not as yet been able to learn much about the Guestwick stock.The Small House at Allington</p>
The attorney, looking at him, saw that he had eyes that resembled a lambkin's eyes.The Open Boat and Other Stories</p>
- a small or young lamb
- a term of affection for a small endearing child
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Word Origin and History for lambkin
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