- pregnant; with child
Other Word Forms of Family
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Family
- in the family way
- in a family way
Origin of Family
From Early Modern English familie (not in Middle English), from Latin familia (“the servants in a household, domestics collectively”), from famulus (“servant”)/famula (“female servant”), from Old Latin famul, of obscure origin. Perhaps derived from or cognate to Oscan famel (“servant”).
Middle English familie from Latin familia household, servants of a household from famulus servant
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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