The definition of childhood refers to the years of your youth, typically it refers to the time before you turn 13 and become a teenager, although it can also refer to the time until you are 18 and considered legally an adult.(noun)
An example of childhood is the time you spend as a toddler and young adult living in your parents' home.
See childhood in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME childhod < OE cildhad: see child & -hood
See childhood in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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