Flanders baby


Flan·​ders baby
: a wooden doll produced in the Netherlands and popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries

Word History


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 18 Jun. 2024.

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