A Bun in Oven

A bun in the oven
Meaning

Pregnant. Oven = womb, baby = bun.

Origin

The allusion may just be to the loose connection between ‘baby’ and ‘bunny’. It’s more likely that this, and other terms for pregnant, like ‘up the duff’ and ‘in the pudding club’, all share the same euphemistic source.

The phrase is 20th century. The first citation I can find is in Nicholas Monsarrat’s Cruel Sea, 1951:

“‘I bet you left a bun in the oven, both of you,’ said Bennett thickly… Lockhart explained … the reference to pregnancy


the happy but anxious parents to be


they said pregnant women glows, i believe that is so in this case….nurul, you’re one hot momma!


and they said, it’s a good idea to talk to your baby during pregnancy….in this case, it’s daddy talking to the little angel inside….saying i wuv u baby….:)


and i just want to say, congrats!

The happy couple has just welcomed their lil brown eyed angel named Rania Evaqairina to the world last week. Congrats once again from all of us here. And we just couldn’t wait to see the lil one soon….:):)

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