black babies

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

black babies pl (plural only)

  1. (Ireland, Britain, idiomatic, potentially offensive) Third-world charities, the missions.
    Jim met his wife when she was collecting for the black babies.

Usage notes[edit]

This term has fallen from use over the last few decades, both due to its being potentially offensive and due to a better understanding of third-world issues.