baby talk

noun

Definition of baby talk

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

  2. 2 :  oversimplified speech or writing

1788

First Known Use of baby talk

1788


BABY TALK Defined for English Language Learners

baby talk

noun

Definition of baby talk for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

baby talk

noun

Medical Definition of baby talk

  1. 1:  the syntactically imperfect speech or phonetically modified forms used by small children learning to talk

  2. 2:  the consciously imperfect or altered speech often used by adults in speaking to small children

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