Had anyone bothered to look up "baby mama" in an urban dictionary, the following definitions may have provided some pause:
- The mother of a man's child when the parents are not married
- The mother of one's child. The connotation is that mother and father do not and never did have any relationship beyond being sex partners. Contrast: ex-wife, ex-girlfriend.
- The mother of your child(ren), whom you did not marry and with whom you are not currently involved.
- A term used to define an unmarried young woman (but can be a woman of any age) who has had a child. As mentioned before in another definition, most of the time it is used for when it was simply a sexual relationship, compared to ex-wife or girlfriend. Usually this has a negative connotation, a lot of baby mamas are seen as desperate, gold digging, emotionally starved, shady women who had a baby out of spite or to keep a man. Sometimes they may act like this because of missed child support payments, unfulfilled promises by the father, or convenient sex by the father.
[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]