secondborn

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

second +‎ born

Adjective[edit]

secondborn (not comparable)

  1. Born as the second child to parent or family.
    In the novel Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennett, the heroine, is her family's secondborn child.
  2. Second of a particular type to be born to a parent or family.
    Jane Austen, the secondborn daughter in a family of five boys and two girls, was very close to her sister older Cassandra.

Noun[edit]

secondborn (plural secondborns)

  1. The second child to be born to a parent or family.
    My secondborn is more outgoing.