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baby farm

noun, 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.
Origin of baby farm
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
Related forms
baby farmer, noun
baby farming, noun
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  • I remember an old colored woman, she must be dead by this time, who kept a baby farm.

    Half a Man Mary White Ovington

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