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bottle baby

  1. an infant fed by bottle from birth, as distinguished from one who is breast-fed.
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Origin of bottle baby

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of bottle baby

  • This is the filler fidgeted for by Juno before she weaned Hercules—who was no bottle-baby—and fed to him afterward.

    The Roycroft Dictionary

    Elbert Hubbard

  • I was leadin' in prayer when Elder Bliss was a bottle-baby, at least he looks it if ever I see one.

    Mrs. Tree's Will

    Laura E. Richards