war baby


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

war baby

n.
A child born during wartime, especially during World War I or World War II.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

war baby

n
(Military) a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

war baby

nKriegskind nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
A war baby, Harry was born on August 28, 1940 at Palmerston Drive in Litherland, three days before an Everton team containing luminaries like Tommy Lawton, TG Jones, Ted Sagar and Joe Mercer drew 0-0 with Manchester City in a wartime clash.
I was a war baby and we lived in the little village of Marsworth, Bucks.
Tom later co-wrote songs with both Peter Gabriel and Elton John and had further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio.
Perhaps I hold them in affection because I was a war baby, although I do not recollect being fed them in my pram.
As a war baby I have experienced austerity, rationing, life before the National Health Service and life without child tax credits.
WAR baby Annie 'Nancy' Rowe toasted her milestone 100th birthday at a Billingham care home.
Robinson, born in 1950 and famous for hits such as Glad To Be Gay (with his Tom Robinson Band) and War Baby, is currently making light of the passing years on the festival circuit, with Lattitude and the Green Man to follow on the heels of Glastonbury before the music goes back indoors.
As a war baby, born six months before the German surrender at Nuremberg Heath, I can't claim to remember the joyous outburst of national relief and celebration when the Victory in Europe news was broadcast to a nation which had by that time endured five and a half years of fear and deprivation, together with the loss of hundreds of thousands of much loved sons, husbands and fathers, together with the women who also gave their lives serving their country.
Chapters come from a war baby who considers his generation and their key contributions to changing the nation's culture and politics, from civil rights issues to educational reforms.
WE ARE NOT OURSELVES by Matthew Thomas (Fourth Estate, hardback PS18.99, ebook PS11.39) EILEEN TUMULTY is a Brooklynborn war baby of Irish immigrants.
Volume II is titled War Baby! Comes Home and is copyrighted 1993 with a second printing in 2001.
War Baby was a 1980s hit for singer-songwriter Tom Robinson.