Bairn in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is bairn a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word bairn is a Scrabble US word. The word bairn is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

B3A1I1R1N1

Is bairn a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word bairn is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

B3A1I1R1N1

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Valid words made from Bairn

You can make 36 words from 'bairn' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'bairn'

ABRIN 7BAIRN 7
BRAIN 7 

4 letters words from 'bairn'

ABRI 6AIRN 4
BANI 6BARN 6
BRAN 6BRIN 6
RABI 6RAIN 4
RANI 4RIBA 6

3 letters words from 'bairn'

AIN 3AIR 3
ANI 3ARB 5
BAN 5BAR 5
BIN 5BRA 5
NAB 5NIB 5
RAI 3RAN 3
RIA 3RIB 5
RIN 3 

2 letters words from 'bairn'

AB 4AI 2
AN 2AR 2
BA 4BI 4
IN 2NA 2

All 5 letters words made out of bairn

bairn abirn biarn ibarn aibrn iabrn barin abrin brain rbain arbin rabin biran ibran brian rbian irban riban airbn iarbn aribn raibn irabn riabn bainr abinr bianr ibanr aibnr iabnr banir abnir bnair nbair anbir nabir binar ibnar bniar nbiar inbar nibar ainbr ianbr anibr naibr inabr niabr barni abrni brani rbani arbni rabni banri abnri bnari nbari anbri nabri brnai rbnai bnrai nbrai rnbai nrbai arnbi ranbi anrbi narbi rnabi nrabi birna ibrna brina rbina irbna ribna binra ibnra bnira nbira inbra nibra brnia rbnia bnria nbria rnbia nrbia irnba rinba inrba nirba rniba nriba airnb iarnb arinb rainb iranb rianb ainrb ianrb anirb nairb inarb niarb arnib ranib anrib narib rnaib nraib irnab rinab inrab nirab rniab nriab

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bairn. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bairn.

Definitions and meaning of bairn

bairn

Etymology

Borrowed from Scots bairn, from Middle English bern, barn, from Old English bearn, from Proto-Germanic *barną. Doublet of barn.

Pronunciation

  • (Scotland) IPA(key): /beːrn/
  • (Northumberland, North Durham) IPA(key): /bɛəʀn/
  • (UK, rhotic) IPA(key): /bɛəɹn/
  • (UK, non-rhotic) IPA(key): /bɛən/, /bɛːn/
  • (US, Canada, Ireland, West Country) IPA(key): /bɛɚn/

In some areas (e.g. Bradford), pronounced as IPA(key): /bɑːn/. See Etymology 2 under barn. (See page 216 in Joseph Wright's A Grammar of the Dialect of Windhill).

Noun

bairn (plural bairns)

  1. (Scotland, and parts of Northern England) A child or baby.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:child.

Derived terms

  • bairnie/bairny
  • bairnish
  • bairnless
  • bairnlike
  • shy bairns get nowt, shy bairns get noot
  • stepbairn

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[2]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • “bairn” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  • bairn in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

References

  • “bairn” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.

Anagrams

  • Brain, Brian, Rabin, abrin, brain, brian

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English barn, bern, from Old English bearn (child, son, descendant, offspring, issue, progeny) and Old Norse barn (child), both from Proto-Germanic *barną (child), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to bear, bring forth). Cognate with West Frisian bern (child), North Frisian baern, born (child), Middle High German barn (child, son, daughter), Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese and Icelandic barn (child), Albanian barrë (pregnancy, child).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [beːrn]

Noun

bairn (plural bairns)

  1. child

Derived terms

  • bairnheid
  • bairnie
  • grandbairn
  • stap-bairn

Descendants

  • English: bairn

Verb

bairn (third-person singular present bairns, present participle bairnin, past bairnt, past participle bairnt)

  1. to make pregnant

References

  • “bairn” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Scots) a child.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)