war baby


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war baby

n.
A child born during wartime, especially during World War I or World War II.

war baby

n
(Military) a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier

war′ ba`by


n.
1. a child born or conceived in wartime.
2. an illegitimate child born in wartime of a father in the armed forces.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war baby - conceived or born during warwar baby - conceived or born during war  
babe, baby, infant - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
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