One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A baby or young child.‘she admits that she is expecting a summer bambino’
- ‘Nobody minds if you bring the bambini along or your shoes are scruffy - there may be grand hotels but there are plenty of inexpensive pensioni as well.’
- ‘No wonder the Blairs hope their little bambino is of the fairer sex.’
- ‘One is taking the bambino's temperature daily, maybe even morning and night, always at exactly the same hour, although nothing seems to be amiss.’
- ‘For you, it may be chocolate pudding or Nonna's sweet milk and rice porridge, essential to the future well-being of every bambino.’
- ‘The following morning was eerie in silence; even our bambinos were stilled in crying.’
- 1.1 An image of the infant Jesus.‘you may want to make stars for your Christmas tree or a radiant bambino’
- ‘He created the world's first Christmas creche, complete with a real bambino, in the corner of a village church in 1223.’
- ‘The life-like bambini appeared unperturbed, their faces calm and angelic, their wide eyes turned to the sky.’
Early 18th century: Italian, diminutive of bambo ‘silly’.
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