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Baby shower


a party given for a pregnant woman, to which guests bring presents for the baby

Having a baby shower arranged by a family-member or relative is seen as bad form and self serving by many traditionalists.
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Contemporary Examples

He told police that he was just coming from a baby shower at the Sugar Hill Club in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
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This cool, casual look can be worn at events ranging from a baby shower to a dinner with family or friends.
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“Every day is a baby shower at Rosie Pope Maternity,” she said.
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