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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

babyish British & World English

Typical of or suitable for a baby; childish

babysit British & World English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

crybaby British & World English

A person, especially a child, who sheds tears frequently or readily

Duvalier, François British & World English

(1907–71), Haitian statesman, President 1957–71; known as Papa Doc. His regime was noted for its oppressive nature, opponents being assassinated or forced into exile by his security force, the Tontons Macoutes. He was succeeded by his son Jean-Claude (b.1951), known as Baby Doc, who was overthrown in 1986

throw the baby out with the bathwater British & World English

Discard something valuable along with other things that are undesirable


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