babe

play
noun \ˈbāb\

Definition of babe

  1. 1 a :  infant, baby b slang :  girl, woman c 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>

Origin and Etymology of babe

Middle English, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century



BABE Defined for English Language Learners

babe

play
noun \ˈbāb\

Definition of babe for English Language Learners

  • : a very young child

  • : a sexually attractive person


BABE Defined for Kids

babe

play
noun \ˈbāb\

Definition of babe for Students

  1. :  1baby 1 <a newborn babe>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up babe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ