family way

noun

Definition of family way

: condition of being pregnant used with in and the or a she is in a family way

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Examples of family way in a Sentence

noticing the telltale bump, we guessed that she was in the family way again
Recent Examples on the Web One thing that the proud mom believes helped propel her son to success was the Cochran family way, coined by her father in a book. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 9 Feb. 2022 Khloe, 33, is also in a family way with baller boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of family way

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of family way was in 1688

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“Family way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20way. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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