expecting etymology

English word expecting comes from English expect

Detailed word origin of expecting

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expect English (eng) (continuous aspect only, of a woman or couple) To be pregnant, to consider a baby due.. (obsolete, intransitive) To wait; to stay.. (obsolete, transitive) To wait for; to await.. To consider obligatory or required.. To consider reasonably due.. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, [...]
expecting English (eng) The process by which somebody expects something. Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant.