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baby British & World English

A very young child

baby English Thesaurus

a newborn baby

one's baby in baby British & World English

One’s particular responsibility or concern

Baby Bell British & World 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 British & World English

A pale shade of blue

baby boom British & World English

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

baby bump British & World English

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

baby bust British & World English

A temporary marked decrease in the birth rate

baby corn British & World English

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

baby-doll British & World English

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

baby face British & World English

A smooth round face like a baby’s

baby fat British & World English

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

baby mama British & World English

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

baby oil British & World English

A mineral oil used to soften the skin

baby pink British & World English

A pale shade of pink

baby stay British & World English

An additional forestay sometimes used on offshore racing yachts

baby step British & World English

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

baby talk British & World English

Childish talk used by or to young children

baby wipe British & World English

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

blue baby British & World 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

food baby British & World 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 British & World English

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

war baby British & World English

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

anchor baby British & World 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 British & World English

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

baby buggy British & World English

A light pushchair with a soft seat that allows the chair to be collapsed inwards

baby daddy British & World English

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

baby-faced British & World English

Having a youthful or innocent face

baby grand British & World English

The smallest size of grand piano, about 1.5 metres long

baby tooth British & World English

Another term for milk tooth.

baby walker British & World 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 British & World English

The extra weight gained by a woman during the course of pregnancy, in particular that remaining after the birth

jelly baby British & World English

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

rhesus baby British & World English

An infant suffering from haemolytic disease of the newborn

baby bouncer British & World 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

designer baby British & World English

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

test-tube baby British & World English

A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization

baby-blue-eyes British & World English

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

baby's breath British & World English

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

trust fund baby British & World English

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

shaken baby syndrome British & World English

A condition characterized by cranial injury, retinal haemorrhage, etc. observed in infants who have been violently jolted

wet the baby's head British & World English

Celebrate a baby’s birth with a drink, typically an alcoholic one

be left holding the baby British & World English

Be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning


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