- a small child or baby.
- an image of the infant Jesus.
Origin of bambino
Examples from the Web for bambino
The bambino, to express his agony, was grinning from ear to ear.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
He declared that the bambino was a masterpiece, a pure Corregio.The Madonna of the Future
That night Bambino was on his way to Liverpool, from which port the steamer started.
Bambino promised to bring her round that evening, and took his departure.
Even Bambino, wretch that he was, had known what it was to love, and he sighed for her misery.
- informal a young child, esp an Italian one
- a representation of the infant Jesus
Word Origin and History 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).