One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘hundreds of expectant fans’
eager, excited, agog, waiting with bated breath, breathless, waiting, anticipatory, hopeful
in suspense, on tenterhooks, on the edge of one's seat, keyed up, on pins and needles, anxious
2‘an expectant mother’
pregnant, having a baby, having a child, carrying a child
informal expecting, in the family way, expecting a happy event, eating for two, preggers, preggy, with a bun in the oven, with one in the oven
British informal up the duff, in the club, in the pudding club, up the spout, up the stick
North American informal knocked up
Australian informal preggo, clucky
dated, informal in trouble, in pod
technical gravid, parturient
archaic with child, big with child, heavy with child, in a delicate condition, in an interesting condition, childing, on the way
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