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belly of a pregnant woman

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      n   pl   , -bies  
a    a newborn or recently born child; infant  
b    (as modifier)  
baby food     
2    the youngest or smallest of a family or group  
a    a newborn or recently born animal  
b    (as modifier)  
baby rabbits     
4    Usually derogatory   an immature person  
5    Slang   a young woman or sweetheart: often used as a term of address expressing affection  
6    a project of personal concern  
7    be left holding the baby   to be left with the responsibility  
8    throw the baby out with the bath water   to lose the essential element by indiscriminate rejection  
9    prenomial   comparatively small of its type  
a baby car     
      vb   , -bies, -bying, -bied   tr  
10    to treat with love and attention  
11    to treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect  
     (C14: probably childish reduplication; compare mama, papa)  
  babyhood      n  
  babyish      adj  

baby bonus  
      n     (Canadian)  
informal   family allowance  
baby boom  
      n   a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp. the one that occurred after World War II,   (Also called (esp. Brit.))    the bulge  
      n   a person born during a baby boom, esp. (in Britain and the U.S.) one born during the years 1945--55  
      n   Trademark   a seat on springs suspended from a door frame, etc., in which a baby may be placed for exercise  
baby buggy  
1      (Brit)   trademark   a kind of child's light pushchair  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a small pram  
baby carriage  
      n     (Also)    baby buggy      the U.S. and Canadian name for       pram   1  
1    a smooth round face like a baby's  
2    a person with such a face  
baby grand  
      n   a small grand piano, approximately 5 feet long  
   Compare       boudoir grand       concert grand  
      n   a person who is paid to look after other people's babies or very young children  
  baby-minding      n  
baby's-breath   , babies'-breath  
1    a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers  
2    any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers  
      vb   , -sits, -sitting, -sat   intr   to act or work as a baby-sitter  
  baby-sitting      n, adj  
      n   a person who takes care of a child or children while the parents are out  
baby snatcher  
1    a person who steals a baby from its pram  
2       another name for       cradle snatcher  
baby talk  
1    the speech of very young children learning to talk  
2    an adult's imitation of this  
baby tooth  
      n      another term for       milk tooth  
      n   a light frame on casters or wheels to help a baby learn to walk,   (U.S. equivalent)    go-cart  
baby wipe  
      n   a disposable moistened medicated paper towel, usually supplied in a plastic drum or packet, used for cleaning babies  
blue baby  
      n   a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp. caused by a congenital defect of the heart  
jelly baby  
      n     (Brit)   a small sweet made from a gelatinous substance formed to resemble a baby in shape  
Plunket baby  
      n     (N.Z.)  
informal   a baby brought up in infancy under the dietary recommendations of the Plunket Society  
rhesus baby  
      n   a baby suffering from haemolytic disease at birth as its red blood cells (which are Rh positive) have been attacked in the womb by antibodies from its Rh negative mother  
     (C20: see Rh factor)  
test-tube baby  
1    a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb  
2    a baby conceived by artificial insemination  
war baby  
      n   a child born in wartime, esp. the illegitimate child of a soldier  
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