One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The lodging and care of (typically unwanted) babies or young children for profit.
That practises baby farming.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette. From baby + farming<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The Northern Echo. From baby + farming, after baby farming.
baby farming/ˈbeɪbɪ fɑːmɪŋ/
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