baby fat

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baby fat (uncountable)

  1. The natural fat on the body of a child or young animal that normally disappears at adolescence.
    • 1922, Arthur C. Davenport, The American Live Stock Market—How it Functions, page 110
      Baby beef is the term applied to young (15 months or under) very fat and light beeves that have been on full feed practically from birth, never having been allowed to lose their baby fat.
    • 2006 Nov., Gretchen Reynolds, "Anf the Heavyweight Title Goes to...", Women's Health, page 127
      You can see a father's selfish genes at work in baby fat. Most mammals come into the world as skin and bones and quickly put on padding afterward.
  2. The bodyfat gained by a woman during pregnancy.
    • 2003 Oct., Zondra Hughes, "Tamia: Bouncing Back After Pregnancy", Ebony 58 (12): 176
      While some new mothers can dismiss baby fat as a rite of passage, entertainers are expected to bounce back to their former thin, glamorous selves at lightning speed.
    • 2006, La Reine Chabut, Lose that Baby Fat!, page 173
      I want to lose the baby fat! I am now 19 pounds away from my goal and I really wish I would have known how important it was to be back to my original weight before getting pregnant!

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