a child born or conceived in wartime.
an illegitimate child born in wartime of a parent in the armed forces.
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How to use war baby in a sentence
Fritz's war-baby had come back to gloat over the damage it had done.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam | Elaine Sterne
He carried a heavy “war baby” on his back and a tin hat on his head.The War Romance of the Salvation Army | Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
I sent my maid away as a public duty; and now she has married a soldier and is expecting a war baby.The Inca of Perusalem | George Bernard Shaw
Marmaduke, our war baby, was the pilot of the maimed machine.Cavalry of the Clouds | Alan Bott
British Dictionary definitions for war baby
a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier
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