babe

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noun \ˈbāb\

Definition of babe

  1. 1a :  infant, babyb slang :  girl, womanc slang :  a person and especially a young woman who is sexually attractive

  2. 2 :  a naive inexperienced person —used especially in the phrase babe in the woods

Examples of babe in a Sentence

  1. although I worked with film for years, I'm just a babe as far as digital photography is concerned

  2. a babe in arms, too young even to crawl

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Origin and Etymology of babe

Middle English, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century



BABE Defined for English Language Learners

babe

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noun

Definition of babe for English Language Learners

  • : a very young child

  • : a sexually attractive person


BABE Defined for Kids

babe

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noun \ˈbāb\

Definition of babe for Students

  1. :  1baby 1 a newborn babe



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