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- an infant fed by bottle from birth, as distinguished from one who is breast-fed.
Origin of bottle baby
First recorded in 1890–95
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for bottle baby
This is the filler fidgeted for by Juno before she weaned Hercules—who was no bottle-baby—and fed to him afterward.
I was leadin' in prayer when Elder Bliss was a bottle-baby, at least he looks it if ever I see one.