Baby farmer
Baby farmer \Ba"by farm`er\ One who keeps a baby farm. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • baby farmer — noun One who keeps a baby farm …   Wiktionary

  • baby farmer — person who operates a nursery that houses and cares for babies for a payment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baby farmer — noun someone who runs an establishment that houses and cares for babies for a fee • Hypernyms: ↑keeper …   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

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  • 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 — 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 farming — noun see baby farm * * * baby farming, the business carried on by a baby farmer (used disparagingly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 carrot — In North America, Baby Carrots are vegetableseither miniature carrots harvested before their roots develop or adult carrots chopped into smaller pieces and peeled (known as baby cut carrots). Taking fully grown carrots and cutting them to make… …   Wikipedia

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