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in the family way

This page is about the euphemism in the family way

Meaning: pregnant

For example:

  • I've just heard that my cousin Gillian's in the family way.

  • After getting her in the family way, I had to marry her.

Quick Quiz:

A woman who's "in the family way" is

a. living with her parents

b. expecting to marry

c. expecting a child

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Contributor: Matt Errey