One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The mother of one or more of a man’s children, who is not his wife or current partner.‘I knew his babymother, Miss Richards, as we went to school and grew up together’
- ‘I have several kids by different babymothers.’
- ‘He is working with Marley on a song called Diamonds, which he is clearly excited about and describes it as being ‘bad, bad, bad… it's giving thanks to the mothers, the daughters and the babymothers.’’
- ‘Being black is a burden because of the stereotypes of keeping it real in the ghetto, living in the yard, and having ‘bare’ (lots of) babymothers.’
- ‘In 2006, little Timmy from number 24 not only snorts more coke than Tony Montana, but he also has 2 babymothers and probably drives a much better car than you.’
- ‘She told him to leave his babymother to date another woman.’
- ‘He has a girlfriend and a baby-mother.’
- ‘Happy Mother's Day to all the babymothers!’
- ‘He goes around asking his friends and his "babymother" for dough to buy a moped.’
- ‘He has other kids and he lets his babymothers disrespect me.’
- ‘When he first met her, he was heavily involved with his babymother.’
- ‘If he is a married man, what sort of incriminating things could his babymother be seeing at his house?’
- ‘However just like my babymother they all want the World and are usually not prepared to do anything about it themselves.’
- ‘The massive popularity of the black genre fiction published by imprints like Payback and the X-Press is evidence of a reading public hungry for British-set stories of yardies, babymothers, true players and dancehall queens.’
- ‘Buy little gifts for the child and offer to drop them off yourself so that the baby-mother is assured that you exist and that your relationship with her ex is serious.’
- ‘Eventually, one of his babymothers got tired of having to raise her son off her small paycheck and took him to court for not financially supporting the child.’
1960s: from baby + mother, after babyfather; originally in Caribbean English.
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