bottle baby

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

Origin of bottle baby

First recorded in 1890–95

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

How to use bottle baby in a sentence

  • This is necessary to give the child certain salts which are exceedingly essential to the bottle baby.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
  • 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
  • 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