[chahyl-dish] /ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃ/

of, like, or befitting a child:
childish games.
puerile; weak; silly:
childish fears.
in the manner of, belonging to, or suitable to a child
foolish or petty; puerile: childish fears

Old English cildisc “proper to a child;” see child + -ish. Meaning “puerile, immature, like a child” in a bad sense is from early 15c. Related: Childishly; childishness.


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