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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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