crack baby

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From crack (cocaine (slang)) + baby

Noun[edit]

crack baby (plural crack babies)

  1. (derogatory) A child born to a mother who uses cocaine, especially crack cocaine or any child with substance abuse related birth defects
    • 1995 Mother Jones Magazine
    Developmental psychologist Claire Coles, who is also a clinician, has seen "crack babies" who were in fact colicky babies.