the terrible twos



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the terrible twos

A developmental stage of children, generally at or around the age of two, marked by increased rebelliousness and frequent tantrums. Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately and just keeps saying "no" to everything we say to her. I guess she's going into the terrible twos.
See also: terrible, two

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
Jean[dʒi:n]
ShaylaSHAY-ləEnglish
BerndBERNTGerman
MarmadukeMAHR-mə-dookEnglish (British, Rare)
BilboBIL-bo (English)Literature
Nidia-Spanish