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baby farm

noun Informal.
  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.
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Origin of baby farm

First recorded in 1865–70
Related formsbaby farmer, nounbaby farming, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for baby farm

Historical Examples

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

    Mr. Punch's Country Life


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

    A Gallant Grenadier

    F.S. Brereton