- The definition of a weaner is a device used to stop a child from breastfeeding or drinking out of the bottle, or an animal that has recently stopped breastfeeding.
An example of a weaner is a sippy cup.
Variant of wean
- to cause (a child or young animal) to become accustomed gradually to food other than its mother's milk; to cause to give up suckling; now, often, to cause to give up drinking milk from a bottle with a nipple
- to withdraw (a person) by degrees (from a habit, object of affection, occupation, etc.), as by substituting some other interest
- to be raised on or brought up with; to become accustomed to: with on: weaned on good books
Origin: Middle English wenen from Old English wenian, to accustom, train, with sense of awenian, to wean from a- (from af-, away) plush wenian from Indo-European base an unverified form wen-, to desire, attain, be satisfied from source Classical Latin venus, love
- weaner noun
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