First Known Use of crack baby
CRACK BABY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crack baby for English Language Learners
: a baby who is not strong and healthy at birth and whose mother used crack cocaine while she was pregnant
medical Definition of crack baby
- “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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