lambkin

[lam-kin]
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noun

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

Origin of lambkin

First recorded in 1570–80; lamb + -kin
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British Dictionary definitions for lambkin

lambkin

lambie

noun

a small or young lamb
a term of affection for a small endearing child
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Word Origin and History for lambkin
n.

mid-13c., as a surname, from lamb + diminutive suffix -kin.

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