What next, a swoop by the Irish cops on eagles lifting babies from prams?
Oh, no; girls, you know, are much too clever to fall out of their prams.
An' if you're goin' anyway, you're safer in the big boat than in the 'prams.'
It's down in the lobby with the other prams; you must go down and see it.
To-day was a holiday at the Board school, and the whole street teemed with prams.
"baby carriage," 1881, shortening of perambulator, perhaps influenced by pram "flat-bottomed boat" especially a type used in the Baltic (1540s), from Old Norse pramr, from Balto-Slavic (cf. Polish prom, Russian poromu "ferryboat," Czech pram "raft"), from PIE *pro-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).