Flanders baby

noun

Flan·​ders baby
ˈflan|də(r)z-,
ˈflaan|,
ˈflȧn|
: a wooden doll produced in the Netherlands and popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries

Word History

Etymology

Flanders, region in western Belgium and the adjacent part of northern France + English baby

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Flanders baby was in 1782

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“Flanders baby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flanders%20baby. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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