a social security payment for dependent children
[chil-der-muh s] /ˈtʃɪl dər məs/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. . /ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs/ noun 1. (archaic) Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28 n. “festival of the Holy Innocents” (Dec. 28), late Old English *cildramæsse (c.1000), from obsolete plural of child (q.v.) + mass (n.2).
noun 1. a poem (1855) by Robert Browning.
/ˈtʃɪldəz/ noun 1. (Robert) Erskine. 1870–1922, Irish politician, executed by the Irish Free State for his IRA activities: author of the spy story The Riddle of the Sands (1903)
[chahyld-free] /ˈtʃaɪldˌfri/ adjective 1. having no children; childless, especially by choice.