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n. pl. bam·bi·nos or bam·bi·ni (-nē)
1. A child; a baby.
2. A representation of the infant Jesus.
[Italian, diminutive of bambo, child.]
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n, pl -nos or -ni (-niː)
1. informal a young child, esp an Italian one
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a representation of the infant Jesus
[C18: from Italian]
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bam•bi•no(bæmˈbi noʊ, bɑm-)
n., pl. -nos, -ni. (-nē).
1. a small child or baby.
2. an image of the infant Jesus.
[1755–65; < Italian, =bamb(o) childish (perhaps orig. nursery word) + -ino -ine3]
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