[ bam-bee-noh, bahm-; Italian bahm-bee-naw ]
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noun,plural bam·bi·nos, Italian, bam·bi·ni [bahm-bee-nee]. /bɑmˈbi ni/.
  1. a small child or baby.

  2. an image of the infant Jesus.

Origin of bambino

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

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How to use bambino in a sentence

  • Consequently his lordship remained at Calais in the charge of his faithful valet, bambino.

    Jack Harkaway in New York | Bracebridge Hemyng

British Dictionary definitions for bambino


/ (bæmˈbiːnəʊ) /

nounplural -nos or -ni (-niː)
  1. informal a young child, esp an Italian one

  2. a representation of the infant Jesus

Origin of bambino

C18: from Italian

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