[ lam-kin ]

  1. a little lamb.

  2. a person who is exceptionally sweet, young, and innocent, as a small child.

Origin of lambkin

First recorded in 1570–80; lamb + -kin

Words Nearby lambkin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lambkin in a sentence

  • Lost from sight, both so snow-white were,And the lambkin adored the maiden wee, Dewy-eyed with shimmering hair.

  • Wherever she wandered, in lane or street, As she sauntered on, there at her feetShe would find that lambkin—blessThe dear!

  • Meanwhile Jack sat and nursed his three wishes, feeling as gay-hearted about his good luck as a lambkin with three tails.

  • Poor Mazurec the lambkin went through this shame only last year, as you are doing now!

  • It was a holiday within a holiday to traverse the town with this lambkin.

    Revisiting the Earth | James Langdon Hill

British Dictionary definitions for lambkin



/ (ˈlæmkɪn) /

  1. a small or young lamb

  2. a term of affection for a small endearing child

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