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



BrE BrE//ˈɪnəsnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəsnt//
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an innocent person, especially a young child Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin innocent- ‘not harming’, from in- ‘not’ + nocere ‘to hurt’.
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