offspring[ awf-spring, of- ]SEE DEFINITION OF offspring
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OFFSPRING
On his back was the offspring of unthinking parents—a pin-head.
Almost always these abandoned children are the offspring of vice.
The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account.
The offspring of pride, and lust, and avarice, it is indigenous to the world.
He seemed to have a wild, shy look, like the offspring of an untamed, animal.
But this work was the offspring of the hour of darkness, if not of despair.
Every little while she had to put her offspring down to rest and give it a chance to breathe.
It will be readily seen that by this process the offspring are identical with the parent.
Mind counts in the valuation of offspring as well as physical qualities.
There are also instances of the female co-operating with the male in this care of offspring.
Old English ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants," literally "those who spring off (someone,)" from off + springan "to spring" (see spring (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OFFSPRING
- little angel
- little darling
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- little one
- small fry
- young one