noun Archaic.

a youth of noble birth.

Nearby words

  1. childbearing,
  2. childbed,
  3. childbed fever,
  4. childbirth,
  5. childcare,
  6. childe harold's pilgrimage,
  7. childe roland to the dark tower came,
  8. childe, vere gordon,
  9. childermas,
  10. childers

Origin of childe

spelling variant of child




Vere Gordon [veer] /vɪər/, 1892–1957, English anthropologist, archaeologist, and writer; born in Australia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for childe



archaic a young man of noble birth

Word Origin for childe

C13: variant of child

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for childe



"youth of gentle birth," used as a kind of title, late Old English, variant spelling of child (q.v.).

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