babe

(redirected from Babes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

babe

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

[Middle English, perhaps imitative of the syllable "ba" frequent in infant babbling.]

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 ?
Are there then no other new-born babes in Zululand?
Ever jealous for the race, they will legislate for the babes of boys yet to be born; and for the babes of girls, too, for they must be the mothers, wives, and sisters of these boys.
         Ere babes were invented
Well, what sort of bringing-up can you give your babes if you do not overcome the temptation of the devil, enticing you to infidelity?
On the first of February, 1830, two boy babes were born in his house; one to him, one to one of his slave girls, Roxana by name.
The babe threw back his head and roared at his prospects.
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
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.
But while she was in the mountains, she was hunted by some goat-herds and given up with her babe to Lycaon.
A babe was clasped in the arms of another and older woman.
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
But a shepherd found the babe and tended him, and delivered him to another shepherd who took him to his master, the King or Corinth.