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war baby

war ba·by
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr bey-bee]
    • /wɔr ˈbeɪ bi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr bey-bee]
    • /wɔr ˈbeɪ bi/

Definitions of war baby words

  • noun war baby a child born or conceived in wartime. 1
  • noun war baby an illegitimate child born in wartime of a parent in the armed forces. 1
  • noun war baby a child born in wartime, esp the illegitimate child of a soldier 0

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Origin of war baby

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for War baby

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

war baby popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

war baby usage trend in Literature

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