Etymology
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childhood (n.)

"state of being a child; period of life from birth to puberty," Old English cildhad; see child + -hood. Similar formation in German Kindheit.

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Definitions of childhood

childhood (n.)
the time of person's life when they are a child;
childhood (n.)
the state of a child between infancy and adolescence;
Synonyms: puerility
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