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comment What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?
"Atavism" is the state of being atavistic. Someone who is atavistic is an atavist, AFAIK.
Apr
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answered What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?
Apr
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comment What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?
"Cuckoo child" doesn't exist in English, and wouldn't be understood. The slang meaning of "cuckoo" in English is "crazy", not "interloper".
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answered Are contractions of “I am” or “I would” rude?
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answered Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?