bambino

Language of Origin

Italian

Etymology

"little child," 1761, from It., "baby," a dim. of bambo "simple" (cf. L. bambalio "dolt," Gk. bambainein "to stammer"). ///

Sentence

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Definition

Bambino \Bam*bi"no\ (b[aum]m*b[=e]"n[-o]), n.; It. pl. {-ni}.
[It., a little boy, fr. bambo silly; cf. Gr. bambali`zein,
bambai`nein, to chatter.]
1. A child or baby; esp., a representation in art of the
infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes.
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2. (Sports) George Herman Ruth ("Babe" Ruth), the baseball
player; -- usu. in the form ``the bambino''.
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