black babies

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

black babies (plural only)

  1. (Ireland, idiomatic, potentially offensive) Third-world charities, the missions.
    Jim met his wife when she was collecting for the black babies.

Usage notesEdit

This term has fallen from use over the last few decades, both due to it being considered politically incorrect, and due to a better understanding of third world issues.

Last modified on 3 October 2013, at 19:59