- a child born or conceived in wartime.
- an illegitimate child born in wartime of a parent in the armed forces.
Origin of war baby
First recorded in 1900–05
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Fritz's war-baby had come back to gloat over the damage it had done.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam
- a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier