boarder-baby

boarder baby

noun
an infant or young child who is abandoned or orphaned and left in a hospital for lack of a foster home.

Origin:
1975–80

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boarder baby board·er baby (bôr'dər)
n.
An infant, often the offspring of drug addicts or AIDS victims, who remains for months, sometimes up to a year, at the hospital where he or she was born, waiting for placement in a home.

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