Baby farming
Baby farming Ba"by farm`ing The business of keeping a baby farm. [1913 Webster]

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

  • baby-farming — baˈby farming noun (obsolete) Looking after infants for pay • • • Main Entry: ↑baby …   Useful english dictionary

  • baby farming — noun The business of keeping a baby farm …   Wiktionary

  • BABY-FARMING —    a system of nursing new born infants whose parents may wish them out of sight …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 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

  • Farming (disambiguation) — A farm is a section of land dedicated to agriculture. Farming, then, is the practice of cultivating crops or livestock on a farm. Farming may also refer to: * Gold farming, the act of gathering in game currency and items in a massively… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • vegetable farming — Introduction       growing of vegetable crops, primarily for use as human food.       The term vegetable in its broadest sense refers to any kind of plant life or plant product; in the narrower sense, as used in this article, however, it refers… …   Universalium

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