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baby farm

noun, Informal.
1.
a place that houses and takes care of babies for a fee.
2.
a residence for unwed pregnant girls or women that also arranges adoptions.
Origin of baby farm
1865-1870
1865-70
Related forms
baby farmer, noun
baby farming, noun
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  • She placed the child with a certain woman who kept a kind of baby-farm in the midlands.

    A Gallant Grenadier F.S. Brereton
  • She was not a baby-farm after all, and the audition of these squalling nurslings vexed her.

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