[ ri-doo-pli-key-tiv, -dyoo- ]
/ rɪˈdu plɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -ˈdyu- /
tending to reduplicate.
pertaining to or marked by reduplication.
Why Do Parents Use These Babyish Words?When you listen to parents talk to their kids, it may seem like they have their own language. Between ba-ba and uppsie (say what?), parents have a different way of communicating. Let's take a look at the most common words and phrases they use with their children and why.
Related formsre·du·pli·ca·tive·ly, adjective
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