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crack baby

noun

Simple Definition of crack baby

  • : a baby who is not strong and healthy at birth and whose mother used crack cocaine while she was pregnant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crack baby

  1. :  an infant subjected to prolonged exposure to crack cocaine in the mother's womb

1986

First Known Use of crack baby

1986


Medical Dictionary

crack baby

noun

Medical Definition of crack baby

  1. :  an infant subjected to prolonged exposure to crack cocaine in the mother's womb <“Crack babies” are afflicted by their mothers' addiction, but research indicates those children are not significantly more difficult to rear or educate than children exposed to other addictive substances such as tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.—Wes Hasden, The Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press, 13 Apr. 2001>




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