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ba·by

 (bā′bē)
n. pl. ba·bies
1.
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.
2. An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way.
3. Informal
a. A lover or sweetheart.
b. Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
4. Slang An object of personal concern or interest: Keeping the boat in good repair is your baby.
adj. bab·i·er, bab·i·est
1. Of or having to do with a baby.
2. Infantile or childish.
3. Small in comparison with others of the same kind: baby vegetables.
tr.v. ba·bied, ba·by·ing, ba·bies
To pamper like a baby; coddle. See Synonyms at pamper.

[Middle English : babe, babe; see babe + -y, diminutive suffix.]

ba′by·hood′ n.
ba′by·ish adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.babyish - characteristic of a babybabyish - characteristic of a baby; "babyish tears and petulance"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"

babyish

adjective childish, young, simple, soft (informal), silly, spoiled, juvenile, foolish, immature, boyish or girlish, infantile, sissy, puerile, namby-pamby, baby I'm ashamed of the babyish nonsense I write.
adult, mature, grown-up, of age

babyish

adjective
1. Of or like a baby:
2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
Translations
صِبْياني
dětinskýdětský
babyagtigbarnlig
barnalegur
bebeksiçocukça

babyish

[ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ] ADJinfantil

babyish

[ˈbeɪbiɪʃ] adj [person, child] → enfantin(e); [behaviour] → enfantin(e), de bébé after n
She's very babyish → Elle est très enfantine., Elle est très bébé.
Don't do that. It's babyish → Ne fais pas ça. C'est enfantin.baby lotion ncrème f hydratante pour bébébaby milk n (powdered)lait m maternisé, lait m infantilebaby-minder [ˈbeɪbimaɪndər] nnourrice fbaby monitor ninterphone m de surveillancebaby oil nhuile f d'amandes doucesbaby seat n (in car)siège m bébébaby sister npetite sœur f

babyish

adjkindisch

babyish

[ˈbeɪbɪɪʃ] adjpuerile, infantile

baby

(ˈbeibi) plural ˈbabies noun
1. a very young child. Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
2. (especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.
ˈbabyish adjective
like a baby; not mature. a babyish child that cries every day at school.
baby buggy/carriage
(American) a pram.
baby grand
a small grand piano.
ˈbaby-sit verb
to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out. She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.
ˈbaby-sitter noun
ˈbaby-sitting noun
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Facial appearance and impressions of 'credibility': The effects of facial babyishness and age on person perception.
9) Philip Ziegler commented in a recent documentary (Secret Letters) on the "infantile babyishness of the correspondence" between the Windsors, which was edited and published by Michael Bloch in 1986.
Herrero (2004) "Facial appearance and judgments of credibility: the effects of facial babyishness and age on statement credibility".