ankle-biter

ankle biter ist ein kolloquialer Ausdruck für Kind(er).

Kontextbeispiel:

1984 Sydney Morning Herald 26 Jan. 9: Travelling overseas with an ankle-biter has its advantages. It keeps you out of museums, cathedrals and temples and shows you the raw side of life: playgrounds, supermarkets, laundrettes and public toilets.1

1Zitiert nach Wilkes, Gerald Alfred (1985): A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (2. Auflage). Sydney: Sydney University Press, S. 5

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