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coin trail

coin trail  n.— Note: A picture of a coin trail is here. «Staff at Miriam Lord Primary School, in Church Street, Manningham, were hoping to raise more than £200 with a coin trail around their hall.» —“Coining it in for Children In...

bye-bye syndrome

bye-bye syndrome  n.— «Alec and Cameron are just two victims in what parents and child safety advocates call a growing trend of children being killed and maimed by vehicles—often their family’s own SUVs and minivans—backing out of...

double cousin

double cousin  n.— «The couple celebrates with both families at once, since Zeba Shah’s husband’s brother is married to her sister.…Children conceived from such unions, often called “double cousins” because they’re first...

academic redshirting

academic redshirting  n.— «Concern about the academic fate of children who stumble in the early grades is driving up the entrance age for kindergarten at schools across the United States. In some states, education policy-makers are taking...

tot lot

tot lot  n.— «A play-yard paradise “Tot-Lot,” has been established in the courtyard of St. Stephens church.» —“Children Have Own ‘Tot-Lot’” in Boston Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) Sept. 30, 1938...

lummi stick

lummi stick  n.— «Youngsters will learn to cook with a stick over an open fire, make a “lummi stick”—a cylindrical percussion instrument—and add a few words to their vocabulary from the WaWa jargon, a pidgin once used by Oregon...