Baby farm
Baby farm Ba"by farm` A place where the nourishment and care of babies are offered for hire. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • baby farm — noun : a place where nursing and care of babies is provided for a fee usually used derogatorily • baby farming noun * * * baby farmer. baby farming. Informal. 1. a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee. 2. a residence for unwed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • baby farm — baby farmer. baby farming. Informal. 1. a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee. 2. a residence for unwed pregnant girls or women that also arranges adoptions. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • baby farm — ba′by farm n. Informal. 1) inf a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee 2) inf a residence for unwed mothers that also arranges adoptions • Etymology: 1865–70 ba′by farm er, n. ba′by farm ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • baby farm — /ˈbeɪbi fam/ (say baybee fahm) noun Colloquial an establishment providing board and lodging for young children and babies at commercial rates, often with little concern for their welfare. –baby farmer, noun –baby farming, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • baby farm — noun A place where the nourishment and care of babies are offered for hire …   Wiktionary

  • baby farm — institution which cares for newborns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baby-farm — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baby-farming — was a term used in late Victorian Era Britain (and, less commonly, in Australia and the United States) to mean the taking in of an infant or child for payment; if the infant was young, this usually included wet nursing (breast feeding by a woman… …   Wikipedia

  • Baby farmer — Ba by farm er One who keeps a baby farm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baby farming — Ba by farm ing The business of keeping a baby farm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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