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baby US English

A very young child, especially one newly or recently born

baby US Thesaurus

a newborn baby

one's baby in baby US English

One’s particular responsibility, achievement, or concern

be left holding the bag US English

Be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning

Baby Bell US English

A nickname for any of the telephone companies created in 1984 from the breakup of the telecommunications company AT&T, which was nicknamed “Ma Bell.”

baby blue US English

A pale shade of blue

baby boom US English

A temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following World War II

baby bump US English

The protrusion of a pregnant woman’s abdomen, especially when it first becomes noticeable to other people

baby bust US English

A temporary marked decrease in the birth rate

baby corn US English

Individual cobs of corn that have been harvested when very small and immature, eaten as a vegetable

Baby Doc US English

See Duvalier.

baby-doll US English

Denoting a style of women’s clothing or sleepwear resembling that traditionally worn by a doll or young child, especially short, high-waisted, short-sleeved dresses

baby face US English

A smooth round face like a baby’s

baby fat US English

Fat on the body of a baby or child that disappears as it grows up

baby mama US English

The mother of one or more of a man’s children, especially one who is not his wife or current partner

baby oil US English

A mineral oil used to soften the skin

baby pink US English

A pale shade of pink

baby stay US English

An additional forestay sometimes used on offshore racing yachts

baby step US English

A tentative act or measure that is the first stage in a long or challenging process

baby talk US English

Childish talk used by or to young children

baby wipe US English

A disposable cloth treated with a cleansing agent, intended for cleaning babies and young children

blue baby US English

A baby with a blue complexion from lack of oxygen in the blood due to a congenital defect of the heart or major blood vessels

bush baby US English

A small nocturnal tree-dwelling African primate with very large eyes

food baby US English

A protruding stomach caused by eating a large quantity of food and supposedly resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy

tar baby US English

A difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it

war baby US English

A child born in wartime, especially one fathered by a serviceman

anchor baby US English

Used to refer to a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country which has birthright citizenship, especially when viewed as providing an advantage to family members seeking to secure citizenship or legal residency

baby boomer US English

A person born in the years following World War II, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate

baby buggy US English

A baby carriage

baby daddy US English

The father of one or more of a woman’s children, especially one who is not her husband or current partner

baby-faced US English

Having a youthful or innocent face

baby grand US English

The smallest size of grand piano, about 4.5 feet (1.5 m) long

baby tooth US English

Another term for milk tooth.

baby walker US English

A wheeled frame in which a baby is suspended in a harness and can move itself about a room with its feet

baby weight US English

The extra weight gained by a woman during the course of pregnancy, in particular that which remains after she has given birth

jelly baby US English

A jelly-like sweet in the stylized shape of a baby

rhesus baby US English

An infant suffering from haemolytic disease of the newborn

baby bouncer US English

A harness suspended by elastic or a spring, into which a baby is put, with its feet within reach of the floor, to exercise its legs

baby carriage US English

A four-wheeled carriage for a baby, typically with a retractable hood, pushed by a person on foot

designer baby US English

A baby whose genetic makeup has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present

test-tube baby US English

A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization

baby carriage US Thesaurus

a baby carriage for twins

baby-blue-eyes US English

A plant of western North America with blue bowl-shaped flowers

baby's breath US English

A herbaceous plant of delicate appearance that bears tiny scented pink or white flowers

trust fund baby US English

A person, typically a young adult, who is independently wealthy and does not need to work to earn a living

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