baby talk


baby talk

noun

: the speech used by very young children who are learning to talk or by adults who are speaking to young children

Full Definition of BABY TALK

1
a :  the consciously imperfect or altered speech used by adults in speaking to small children
b :  the syntactically imperfect speech or phonetically modified forms used by small children learning to talk
2
:  oversimplified speech or writing

First Known Use of BABY TALK

1788

baby talk

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BABY TALK

1
: the syntactically imperfect speech or phonetically modified forms used by small children learning to talk
2
: the consciously imperfect or altered speech often used by adults in speaking to small children

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