bairn
Pronunciation
  • (Scotland) IPA: /beːrn/
  • (Northumberland, North Durham) IPA: /bɛəʀn/
  • (British, rhotic) IPA: /bɛəɹn/
  • (British, non-rhotic) IPA: /bɛən/, /bɛːn/
  • (America, Canada, Ireland, West Country) IPA: /bɛɚn/

    In some areas (e.g. Bradford), pronounced as IPA: /bɑːn/. See Etymology 2 under barn.

Noun

bairn (plural bairns)

  1. (Scotland, and parts of Northern England) A child or baby.
Synonyms


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.005
Offline English dictionary