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babe

 (bāb)
n.
1. A baby; an infant.
2. An innocent or naive person.
3. Slang A young woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.
4. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.

[Middle English.]

babe

(beɪb)
n
1. a baby
2. informal a naive, gullible, or unsuspecting person (often in the phrase a babe in arms)
3. informal a young woman or man perceived as being sexually attractive

babe

(beɪb)

n.
1. a baby or small child.
2. an inexperienced or naive person.
3. Slang.
a. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman.
b. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address.
[1150–1200; Middle English; early Middle English baban, probably orig. a nursery word]
usage: Definition 4a is sometimes used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting or demeaning to women. Definition 4b is an affectionate term of address used by a man or woman to a sweetheart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.babe - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talkbabe - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
blue baby - an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart
cherub - a sweet innocent baby
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
abandoned infant, foundling - a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
godchild - an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism
neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant - a baby from birth to four weeks
nurseling, nursling, suckling - an infant considered in relation to its nurse
papoose, pappoose - an American Indian infant
test-tube baby - a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus
war baby - conceived or born during war
2.babe - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young womenbabe - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"

babe

noun
1. (Informal) darling, love, baby, dear, dearest, honey, sweetheart, sweetie (informal) I'm sorry, babe. I didn't mean it.
2. (Informal) attractive young woman, siren, charmer, vamp (informal), femme fatale (French), temptress, Lorelei, seductress, Circe This is not a case of idle babe worship among howling teens.
3. baby, child, innocent, infant, bairn (Scot.), suckling, newborn child, babe in arms, nursling innocent as newborn babes

babe

noun
1. A very young child:
2. A guileless, unsophisticated person:
3. Slang. A person regarded as physically attractive:
beauty, belle (used of a woman), lovely, stunner.
Slang: doll, hunk (used of a man), knockout, looker, stud (used of a man).
Translations
طِفل رَضيع
nemluvně
babyspædbarn
kornabarn
kūdikis
bērniņšmazulis
nemluvňa

babe

[beɪb]
A. N
1. (liter, o.f.) → criatura f
2. (esp US) → chica f; (in direct address) → nena f
B. CPD babe in arms Nniño/a m/f de pecho

babe

[ˈbeɪb] n
(mainly US) (= honey) (term of address)ma poule
(= attractive woman) → canon m , super nana f
She's a real babe! → C'est un vrai canon!
the former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson → Pamela Anderson, la super nana qui jouait dans Baywatch beach babe
(old-fashioned) (= baby) → bébé m
newborn babes → les nouveaux-nésbabe-in-arms [ˌbeɪbɪnˈɑːrmz] ntout petit bébé m

babe

n
(liter)Kindlein nt (liter); babe in arms (esp Brit) → Säugling m
(esp US inf) → Baby nt (inf), → Puppe f (inf); hey Susie/Mike babe!he du, Susie!/Mike!
(inf: = girl) → Schnalle f (sl), → Tussi f (sl), → Braut f (sl) ? also baby e

babe

[beɪb] n (old) → bimbo/a, bebè m inv (esp Am) (fam) (endearment) → piccolo/a, tesoro
babe in arms → bimbo/a in fasce (fig) → ingenuo/a

babe

(beib) noun
1. a baby. a babe in arms (= a small baby not yet able to walk).
2. see baby.
References in classic literature ?
The Indian smiled grimly, and extended one hand, in sign of a willingness to exchange, while, with the other, he flourished the babe over his head, holding it by the feet as if to enhance the value of the ransom.
Again, at the first instant of perceiving that thin visage, and the slight deformity of the figure, she pressed her infant to her bosom with so convulsive a force that the poor babe uttered another cry of pain.
The very first Sunday they had all been taken to mass; and poor as they were, Elzbieta had felt it advisable to invest a little of her resources in a representation of the babe of Bethlehem, made in plaster, and painted in brilliant colors.
Sobs, heavy, hoarse and loud, shook the chair, and great tears fell through his fingers on the floor; just such tears, sir, as you dropped into the coffin where lay your first-born son; such tears, woman, as you shed when you heard the cries of your dying babe.
Of course it's just the same THING; but a baby has got to be called babe or infant in a circular, the same as it is in poetry
You come to murder the babe that shall be born of me.
The nurse, to quiet her babe, made use of a rattle which was a kind of hollow vessel filled with great stones, and fastened by a cable to the child's waist: but all in vain; so that she was forced to apply the last remedy by giving it suck.
The telephone business did not really begin to grow big and overspread the earth until 1896, but the keynote of expansion was first sounded by Theodore Vail in the earliest days, when as yet the telephone was a babe in arms.
My first duty, directly I had succeeded in recalling the babe to life, was to restore it to its mother; but, in order to do so, I must have made close and careful inquiry, which would, in all probability, have led to my own apprehension; and I clung to life, partly on my sister's account, and partly from that feeling of pride inborn in our hearts of desiring to come off untouched and victorious in the execution of our vengeance.
For a moment he felt in the face of his great trial like a babe, and the flesh over his heart seemed very thin.
After all, to have one burden the less on their shoulders may prove a relief, though there are still two children left--a babe at the breast and a little girl of six
And then he spied Kala, who, returning from a search for food with her young babe, was ignorant of the state of the mighty male's temper until suddenly the shrill warnings of her fellows caused her to scamper madly for safety.