least child

Joan H. Hall jdhall at WISC.EDU
Tue Aug 4 15:30:16 UTC 2009

The DARE entry for "least" adj sense 2 is defined as "Youngest; also,
for those who use the superlative in comparative degree, younger--often
in comb 'least one.'" It's labeled "chiefly S Midl, esp sAppalachians."

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