expectant[ek spek′tənt, ik-]
An expectant mother.
- having or showing expectation
- waiting, as for the birth of a child or for an inheritance
Origin of expectantMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin expectans, present participle of expectare
a person who expects something
- Having or marked by expectation: an expectant look; an expectant hush.
- Pregnant: expectant mothers.
From Old French expectant, from Latin expectans