One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘anxious parents watching over their offspring’
children, sons and daughters, progeny, family, youngsters, babies, brood
descendants, heirs, successors, scions
young, litter, fry
informal kids, quiverful
archaic seed, fruit, fruit of one's loins
2‘he obviously had great expectations for his latest offspring’
child, baby, infant, son, daughter, youngster, little one, tot, tiny tot
descendant, heir, successor
Northern English Scottish bairn, wean
West Indian pickney
informal kid, kiddie, kiddiewink, nipper, brat, lad, shaver, munchkin, tiny, chick
British informal sprog
South African informal outjie, lighty
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