Definitions starting with B

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v. 1. [Car.; OED idem "now chiefly dial."] to be pregnant: 1918 She was breeding. . . and when she had baby, it was a nine-tail monkey (Parsons 92). (Gen.)

2. [W Car.] to make pregnant. (Gen.)

3. [cf. US dial. South, to experience the nausea and abnormal appetite of pregnancy ADD] to have morning sickness: 1966 (Otterbein 59). She breedin' bad (Exuma).

4. [cf. Krio brid to bear children KED] to inter-marry: Conchy Joe don't breed with no one else (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: anatomy, sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2010-09-12 14:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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