crack baby

noun

Definition of crack baby

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

First Known Use of crack baby

1986


CRACK BABY Defined for English Language Learners

crack baby

noun

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 Dictionary

crack baby

noun

medical Definition of crack baby

: 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 HasdenThe Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press13 Apr. 2001

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