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 Dictionary entry overview: What does progeny mean? 

PROGENY (noun)
  The noun PROGENY has 1 sense:

1. the immediate descendants of a person

  Familiarity information: PROGENY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PROGENY (noun)

Sense 1progeny [BACK TO TOP]


The immediate descendants of a person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


offspring; progeny; issue

Context examples:

she was the mother of many offspring / he died without issue

Hypernyms ("progeny" is a kind of...):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "progeny"):

baby (the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young))

bastard; by-blow; illegitimate; illegitimate child; love child; whoreson (the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents)

child; kid (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)

eldest; firstborn (the offspring who came first in the order of birth)

grandchild (a child of your son or daughter)

heir; successor (a person who inherits some title or office)

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