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.

Nearby words

  1. childless,
  2. childlike,
  3. childly,
  4. childminder,
  5. childness,
  6. childrearing,
  7. children,
  8. children of god,
  9. children of israel,
  10. children's crusade

Origin of childproof

First recorded in 1955–60; child + -proof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019