since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
ESL Downloads - click 4 FREE stuff

expecting

This page is about the euphemism expecting

Meaning

to be pregnant

For example

  • Your wife's expecting? Congratulations, Robert!

  • Jenny's expecting, but she's thinking of having an abortion.

Note:
Shortened from "expecting a child".

Quick Quiz

If a woman says, "I'm expecting", she's

a. already pregnant

b. trying to get pregnant

c. expecting to get pregnant

Contributor: Matt Errey