"Least child"

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Mon Aug 3 20:00:09 UTC 2009

In conversation today, speaker from western NC, referred to his  daughter as his "least child", meaning nothing more than the one who was younger.  

Has anyone ever heard "least" to mean "younger" or "youngest"?

I did not get any relevant Google hits on "least child".
Bill Palmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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