boarder baby


noun

an infant or young child who is abandoned or orphaned and left in a hospital for lack of a foster home.

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Origin of boarder baby

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for boarder baby

boarder baby
[ bôrdər ]

n.

An infant, often the offspring of drug addicts or AIDS victims, who remains for months, sometimes up to a year, at the hospital where he or she was born, waiting for placement in a home.
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