Definition of baby farm in English:

baby farm

Pronunciation /ˈbeɪbɪ fɑːm/


derogatory, historical
  • A place where the lodging and care of (typically unwanted) babies or young children is undertaken for profit; specifically one where the care is unsatisfactory, children may be neglected, and mortality rates are high.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From baby + farm.