- a small child or baby.
- an image of the infant Jesus.
Origin of bambino
Examples from the Web for bambini
Historical Examples of bambini
Cincelle da Bambini in nella stietta parlatura rustica d' i' Montale Pistolese.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
Drive this, with all the speed you may, to the Isle of Bambini, and carry off the six children of Petaldo that are still there.The Olive Fairy Book
Father Bambini was one of those old-fashioned masters, who treat their art with love and veneration.
Delsarte received no very regular musical education from Father Bambini.
Father Bambini had taken him to a party where he was to sing on very advantageous terms.
- informal a young child, esp an Italian one
- a representation of the infant Jesus
Word Origin for bambino
"little child," 1761, from Italian bambino, "baby," a diminutive of bambo "simple" (cf. Latin bambalio "dolt," Greek bambainein "to stammer"). In U.S. baseball lore, a nickname of George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (1895-1948).