bottle baby

bottle baby

One who is apt to get drunk; an alcoholic. A: "Has she gone out drinking every night this week?" B: "Yeah. I'm starting to worry that she's turning into a bottle baby."
See also: baby, bottle

bottle baby

n. an alcoholic. The bottle babies sat there, waiting to be thrown out at closing time.
See also: baby, bottle
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A bottle baby kitten is one that is not yet weaned of its mother's milk, and needs to be fed a powdered milk substitute with a bottle on a strict schedule throughout the day.
Hannah Washington, who manages the "cattery" at Greenhill's First Avenue Shelter, led the hour-long bottle baby class.
That means that when a foster family isn't available to take home a bottle baby kitten, staff members do it instead.
Washington is currently caring for a bottle baby kitten named Bastet - named for the Egyptian goddess of cats.
Daniel found the cutest bottle baby heifer whose mother died.
This started when the woman who had fostered my kitty before I adopted him asked me to help her feed some bottle baby kittens that she was fostering.
I used to be a bottle baby but at the age of six I pushed the cork out and escaped.
Christina's baby doll image and provocative lyrics - "I'm a genie in a bottle baby, come on get me out" and "rub me the right way" - have also generated the same sort of publicity.
No matter the motivation, it's important to get your bottle baby off to a good start.
At first, your bottle baby may not take to an artificial nipple and milk replacer, especially if they have nursed some from their mother.
A bottle baby will come to recognize you as a food source, and begin to make demands with a head butt or hoof strike.
The result of not properly socializing a bottle baby could be an animal that you may have to get rid of because it has become dangerous to you or your family.