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



BrE BrE//ˈsɪblɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪblɪŋ//
(formal or specialist) Relations
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a brother or sister squabbles between siblings sibling rivalry (= competition between brothers and sisters) The younger children were badly treated by older siblings. poor relationships between siblings See related entries: Relations Word OriginOld English, in the sense ‘relative’ (from sib ‘kindred’ + -ling). The current sense dates from the early 20th cent.
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