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bambino

[ bam-bee-noh, bahm-; Italian bahm-bee-naw ]
/ bæmˈbi noʊ, bɑm-; Italian bɑmˈbi nɔ /
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noun, plural bam·bi·nos, Italian, bam·bi·ni [bahm-bee-nee]. /bɑmˈbi ni/.

a small child or baby.
an image of the infant Jesus.

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Origin of bambino

1755–65; <Italian, equivalent to bamb(o) childish (perhaps originally nursery word) + -ino diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bambino

bambino
/ (bæmˈbiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos or -ni (-niː)

informal a young child, esp an Italian one
a representation of the infant Jesus
C18: from Italian
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