or child-proof

[ chahyld-proof ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌpruf /


resistant to being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child: a childproof medicine bottle.
made free of hazard for a child: a childproof home.
made safe from damage by children: a childproof living room free of breakable objects.

verb (used with object)

to make childproof: to childproof a home.

Origin of childproof

First recorded in 1955–60; child + -proof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for child-proof

  • A concern already has been put forward to child-proof the next generation of pot treats that come in various shapes and sizes.

    Can You Really O.D. on Pot?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST