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a small child or baby.
an image of the infant Jesus.
Historical Examples

Father bambini was one of those old-fashioned masters, who treat their art with love and veneration.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

Delsarte received no very regular musical education from Father bambini.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

Father bambini had taken him to a party where he was to sing on very advantageous terms.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

Cincelle da bambini in nella stietta parlatura rustica d’ i’ Montale Pistolese.
Italian Popular Tales Thomas Frederick Crane

Drive this, with all the speed you may, to the Isle of bambini, and carry off the six children of Petaldo that are still there.
The Olive Fairy Book Various

noun (pl) -nos, -ni (-niː)
(informal) a young child, esp an Italian one
a representation of the infant Jesus

“little child,” 1761, from Italian bambino, “baby,” a diminutive of bambo “simple” (cf. Latin bambalio “dolt,” Greek bambainein “to stammer”). In U.S. baseball lore, a nickname of George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. (1895-1948).


A baby or young child
A ruffian; an intimidating man; gorilla, torpedo •In the mid1800s babe, ”rowdy, blackguard,” is attested; the identification of infant and goon is durable

[1920s+; fr Italian, ”baby,” literally ”silly little one”]


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