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1rare A maker or manufacturer of dolls. Compare baby. Now rare.
2slang Originally slang. The penis. Also more generally: any of the male or female reproductive organs.
3informal Informal. A person who bears or begets a child; a parent.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Haec-vir. From baby + maker.
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