Bundle of joy

Photo of author


The exact origin of the idiom bundle of joy is unknown. We will examine the meaning of the idiom bundle of joy, where it may have come from, and some examples of its use in sentences.

A bundle of joy is a new baby, a baby who is not old enough to walk or talk. Usually, the term bundle of joy refers to a new baby that has been welcomed into an eager family. The exact origin of the idiom bundle of joy is unknown, but is an obvious reference to the fact that a newborn baby is usually swaddled with a blanket so that it appears to be a bundle. The expression bundle of joy appears sometime in the 1920s-1930s, and may be derived from the pop culture of the time in the form of advertisements, songs or plays. The plural form of bundle of joy is bundles of joy.


“One of the most amazing emotional and hardest days of my life,” Krupa captioned photos of herself and Nunes cradling their new bundle of joy. (USA Today)

Now that their little bundle of joy is a year old, the pair want to add to the family. (Out Magazine)

The sexagenarian, who was only identified by her surname, Tian, welcomed her bundle of joy Friday at Zaozhuang Maternity and Child Health Hospital via cesarean section, according to CNN. (The New York Post)

The post was accompanied by a throwback photo of her and husband Matthew Broderick bringing their baby bundle of joy home 17 years ago. (Oprah Magazine)

Help Us Improve!

Help Us Improve!

- Did we make a mistake?
- Do you have feedback or suggestions on how we can improve?