noun Archaic.

a youth of noble birth.

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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archaic a young man of noble birth

Word Origin for childe

C13: variant of child
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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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