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bottle baby

an infant fed by bottle from birth, as distinguished from one who is breast-fed.
Origin of bottle baby
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This is necessary to give the child certain salts which are exceedingly essential to the bottle baby.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
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bottle baby

noun phrase

A derelict alcoholic; Skid Row Bum

[1920s+ Police; fr the term for an infant fed with a bottle]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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