Definition of offspring noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒfsprɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːfsprɪŋ//
    , NAmE//ˈɑːfsprɪŋ//
    (pl. offspring) (formal or humorous)
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  1. 1a child of a particular person or couple the problems parents have with their teenage offspring to produce/raise offspring
  2. 2the young of an animal or plant Female badgers may give birth to as many as five offspring. The beast was believed to be the offspring of a panther.
  3. Word OriginOld English ofspring (see off, spring).
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