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1. (Animals) a very small fish or aquatic creature, esp a stickleback, minnow, or tadpole
2. a small child, esp one undersized for its age
[C19: from dialectal tittlebat, childish variant of stickleback, influenced by tiddly1]
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|Noun||1.||tiddler - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"|
child's body - the body of a human child
bairn - a child: son or daughter
buster - a robust child
changeling - a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child - a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
kiddy - a young child
orphan - a child who has lost both parents
peanut - a young child who is small for his age
poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child