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boarder baby

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noun
  1. an infant or young child who is abandoned or orphaned and left in a hospital for lack of a foster home.

Origin of boarder baby

First recorded in 1975–80
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boarder baby in Medicine

boarder baby

(bôrdər)
n.
  1. An infant, often the offspring of drug addicts or AIDS victims, who remains for months, sometimes up to a year, at the hospital where he or she was born, waiting for placement in a home.
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