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war baby

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noun
  1. a child born or conceived in wartime.
  2. an illegitimate child born in wartime of a parent in the armed forces.
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Origin of war baby

First recorded in 1900–05
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  • Fritz's war-baby had come back to gloat over the damage it had done.

    Over the Seas for Uncle Sam

    Elaine Sterne


British Dictionary definitions for war baby

war baby

noun
  1. a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier
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