Definition of Plunket baby in English:

Plunket baby

noun

NZ
  • A baby brought up according to the principles promoted by the Plunket Society.

    ‘when Jennie's first grandson was born in 1912, they insisted that he should be a Plunket baby’
    • ‘The media watched his playtime with 10 Plunket babies at Government House.’
    • ‘Plunket made the royal child as an honorary Plunket baby.’
    • ‘Then fathers of Plunket babies organised a collection and provided the nurse with a car.’
    • ‘They called the grass court "Dad's Plunket baby" because it required so much care and feeding.’
    • ‘Nine out of 10 New Zealanders are Plunket babies.’
    • ‘The nurse was looked upon almost as a surrogate mother to thousands of Plunket babies.’
    • ‘I was rifling though my colllection of stuff and came across my Plunket baby progress book.’
    • ‘It's lovely to think that he will be a Plunket baby.’
    • ‘The company gives a toothbrush and toothpaste to every new Plunket baby at their five month visit.’
    • ‘Many had themselves been Plunket babies, had parented Plunket babies and, if male, had wives on Plunket committees.’