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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the name of Operation Babylift.

NounEdit

babylift (plural babylifts)

  1. The evacuation of foreign children from abroad into a country for adoption.
    • 1978, Elwyn James Anthony, ‎Colette Chiland, Children and their parents in a changing world, page 112:
      The second prong of my effort, Plan B, was to try to provide some help for the 2000 babylift children we had already brought to America.
    • 1978, Gerald G. Hotchiss, Psychology Today, page 30:
      There are ominous implications for babylift children in the story of Leigh Marsh, an adopted Korean child who lost eight years in the Connecticut public school system.
    • 1995, Newsweek - Volume 125, page 802:
      Over the next few weeks, on the Pan Am 747s and on military flights that followed, about 1,400 orphans rode the babylift to America.
    • 2001, Danny Schechter, News Dissector: Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, page 108:
      They believe there was collusion between Lockheed and its friends in the Air Force to use the babylift to give the C-5 publicity.
    • 2010, Cheri Register, Are Those Kids Yours?: American Families With Children Adopted From Other Countries, →ISBN:
      Holt speeded up its efforts when the end of the war became imminent but kept a distance from the babylift by refusing an offer to use military transport planes.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From baby (baby) +‎ lift (lift).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

babylift c (singular definite babyliften, plural indefinite babylifter)

  1. A lined box or cart with handles on the side that is used to carry babies; carrycot.
    • 2014, Per Bloch, Ti, tyve, tredive, C&K Forlag.
      Babyliften er grå og svajer i luften som den sejler ned igennem opgangen.
      The carrycot is grey and sways in the air as it sails down through the stairwell.

InflectionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

baby +‎ English lift

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛɪbʏˌlɪft/, /ˈbɛɪbʏlɪft/

NounEdit

babylift c

  1. carrycot.
    • 2013, Klas Östergen, Gangsters, Albert Bonniers Förlag.
      Han satte sig i bilen igen och stängde dörren försiktigt för att inte väcka barnet som utmattat somnat i en babylift.
      He got in the car again and cautiously shut the door, so to not wake the baby which exhaustedly had fallen asleep in a carrycot.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of babylift 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative babylift babyliften babyliftar babyliftarna
Genitive babylifts babyliftens babyliftars babyliftarnas