One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a woman) pregnant.
expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a childView synonyms
- ‘Before you can say, ‘Hang on a sec, darling’, she's preggers and her French boyfriend's on the boat train back to Paris.’
- ‘The same thing happened when I was at the animal hospital, too; two or three people got preggers there, sometime before I left.’
- ‘I know it really is important to look after your breasts when you're preggers - mastitis is an evil thing indeed.’
- ‘He gets wounded and rushes home when he finds out his wife is preggers with his new son Edward, born in 1862.’
- ‘Nope, Jane ain't preggers yet, and there's no John Jr. in the works.’
- ‘Then she left school and she met someone, but fell preggers at 16.’
- ‘I really wanted to be a father and when she told me she was preggers I was so excited… then the miscarriage.’
- ‘I think it's an interesting option, actually, and one I'd probably go for if I found myself unexpectedly preggers and that option was available to me.’
- ‘I mean, look at me - I'm married and preggers - who thought that would ever happen?’
- ‘Xander didn't really have much of a choice in getting Leah preggers.’
- ‘Look, Nadia, they don't give a damn if you're sexually active or not, they just don't want you to get preggers.’
- ‘Sadly the are other reasons apart from financial why what are essentially children having children should not get preggers.’
1940s: abbreviation of pregnant + -ers.
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