[ bam-bee-noh, bahm-; Italian bahm-bee-naw ]
/ bæmˈbi noʊ, bɑm-; Italian bɑmˈbi nɔ /

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.

Origin of bambino

1755–65; < Italian, equivalent to bamb(o) childish (perhaps orig. nursery word) + -ino diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bambino

/ (bæmˈbiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos or -ni (-niː)

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

Word Origin for bambino

C18: from Italian
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