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childhood friend

A friend that one has had since childhood or had in childhood. Ellen is one of my childhood friends—I've known her since I was seven! Ray was one of my childhood friends, but I haven't seen him in years. Gosh, I wonder how he's doing these days.
See also: childhood, friend

in (one's) second childhood

1. In a time of one's life when one's mental capacity is reduced to that of a child, as due to disease or old age. Unfortunately, my grandfather's been in his second childhood since suffering this latest stroke.
2. Experiencing a period of rejuvenated or renewed interest in things that interest a child. I feel like I'm in my second childhood as I watch my son experience the magic of the world. Jerry's sort of been in his second childhood ever since he lost his job, as he's gotten back into model train building and video games.
See also: childhood, second

second childhood

1. A time in a person's life (especially an older person) when their mental capacity is reduced to that of a child, as due to disease or old age. After my grandfather suffered his second stroke, he really entered into a second childhood.
2. A period of rejuvenated or renewed interest in things that interest a child. Being a part of my son's life as he grows up has been like a second childhood for me, because seeing him experience the magic of the world has made me appreciate it again as well. Jerry's sort of been in his second childhood ever since he lost his job, as he's gotten back into model train building and video games.
See also: childhood, second

in one's second childhood

Fig. [of an adult] interested in things or people that normally interest children. My father bought himself a toy train, and my mother said he was in his second childhood. Whenever I go to the river and throw stones, I feel as if I'm in my second childhood.
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second childhood

The dotage of old age; also, childlike playfulness in an adult. For example, Grandpa needs full-time care, now that he's in his second childhood, or Since he retired and started learning to fly, he's been in his second childhood. Depending on the context, this term may allude either to such problems of old age as losing one's mental or physical capacities or to delighting in new pleasures in a childlike fashion. [c. 1900]
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second childhood

COMMON
1. An adult's second childhood is a period of time when they have fun and do things that children typically enjoy. My father was a model railway man. My mother passes this off as his second childhood.
2. An elderly person's second childhood is when their mind has become weak and they can no longer care for themselves. We were shocked by his rapid descent into a second childhood.
See also: childhood, second

second childhood

a state of childishness that sometimes occurs in old age.
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a/your second ˈchildhood

a period in life, especially in old age, when you sometimes act like a child, forget things, etc: I have to feed her and dress her. She’s really in her second childhood.
See also: childhood, second
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With the mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness, the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation partners with food banks, children's hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving kids when they need it most.
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