Definition of mother-to-be in English:

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mother-to-be

Pronunciation: /ˈməT͟Hər tə ˈbē/

noun (plural mothers-to-be)

A woman who is expecting a baby.
Example sentences
  • Something that I feel is important about being a mother is telling other mothers or mothers-to-be what it is really like.
  • Our courts are in such a rush to jail mothers and mothers-to-be that no thought is given to the devastating effect this has on families.
  • First of all, in case there are any mothers-to-be or mothers still smoking out there, stop now.

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Syllabification: moth·er-to-be

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