Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carrying a developing child; pregnant.

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  • adjective informal Pregnant.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of pregnant, probably on the model of bonkers and crackers.]

Examples

  • Bush's religious right pals call preggers Mary Che...

    12/06/2006

  • Bush's religious right pals call preggers Mary Cheney "unconscionable"

    12/06/2006

  • It is the BEST description of being "preggers" that I have ever read!

    Pass The Smelling Salts

  • I have never heard anybody use the verb "to be bummed" as frequently as these characters do, nor have I ever heard anyone say "preggers" instead of "pregnant" before.

    Anime News Network

  • I have never heard anybody use the verb "to be bummed" as frequently as these characters do, nor have I ever heard anyone say "preggers" instead of "pregnant" before.

    Anime News Network

  • I have never heard anybody use the verb "to be bummed" as frequently as these characters do, nor have I ever heard anyone say "preggers" instead of "pregnant" before.

    Anime News Network

  • I have never heard anybody use the verb "to be bummed" as frequently as these characters do, nor have I ever heard anyone say "preggers" instead of "pregnant" before.

    Anime News Network

  • I never had boobs to speak of but when I was preggers and nursing, man I loved my boobs.

    Requiem For A Boob | Her Bad Mother

  • Stay home, take care of your children and maybe, just maybe, your younger daughter won't wind up preggers like big Sissy!!!!

    Palin says she is not a quitter

  • My People cover of Naomi Fine preggers would pale in comparison.

    Famous

Comments

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  • This "word" makes me want to kick you in the belly.

    December 24, 2006

  • For the record, the reason I first listed this is because it was my original 'least favorite word.' I loathe this word. I don't have anything against pregnancy per se (though it would be much cooler if humans were ovoviviparous), I just really, really hate the way it sounds.

    December 31, 2006

  • I agree with John, for his reasons in addition to its abuse by celeb tabloid rags, which together tarnish whatever shaky need to exist it might have had.

    January 5, 2007

  • Hats off to you, tomsteele, for what is the best Wordie comment I have read so far.

    February 26, 2007

  • I like preggers! It's sort of cute, in a retarded kind of way. I want to pet it and feed it candy.

    May 4, 2007

  • Morphologically interesting because it's one of a very small group of adjectives formed with this derivational suffix (or these suffixes together): others are 'starkers', 'bonkers', 'crackers.

    Outside this semantic realm it's usually for pet proper names of people or occasionally places.

    June 18, 2009

  • I hate this word. I really really hate it. But arby's comment is going to make me smile every time I hear it. :) Thanks.

    June 18, 2009

  • Somehow this is one of the most annoying words. Why is that? Brings to mind kegger and daddy long legger. Pregnant, gravid, and expectant are not the loveliest of words either. Interesting.

    June 18, 2009

  • Am I right in thinking that this is a distinctly British word? I mean, even if Americans use it, I have the feeling they picked it up from Eastenders or some other British show.

    June 18, 2009

  • It's the first entry on that list of demon-spewed words, Kawaii Headdesk. This alone almost rehabilitates it in spite of its cloying perkiness.

    June 18, 2009