baby farm

noun Informal.

a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee.
a residence for unwed pregnant girls or women that also arranges adoptions.

Origin of baby farm

First recorded in 1865–70


baby farmer, nounbaby farming, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baby farm

  • She placed the child with a certain woman who kept a kind of baby-farm in the midlands.

    A Gallant Grenadier|F.S. Brereton
  • She was not a baby-farm after all, and the audition of these squalling nurslings vexed her.