baby farm

  1. a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee.

  2. a residence for unwed pregnant girls or women that also arranges adoptions.

Origin of baby farm

First recorded in 1865–70

Other words from baby farm

  • baby farmer, noun
  • baby farming, noun

Words Nearby baby farm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use baby farm in a sentence

  • "It was like they were making a baby farm or something," Naomi Sisk told the Raleigh News and Observer.

  • She was not a baby-farm after all, and the audition of these squalling nurslings vexed her.

  • I remember an old colored woman, she must be dead by this time, who kept a baby farm.

    Half a Man | Mary White Ovington
  • She placed the child with a certain woman who kept a kind of baby-farm in the midlands.

    A Gallant Grenadier | F.S. Brereton