babycakes

noun

ba·​by·​cakes ˈbā-bē-¦kāks How to pronounce babycakes (audio)
informal
: sweetheart
"A hundred bucks, Babycakes! In one night!" He popped the french fry into his mouth. "Think you can handle that?"Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City, 1978

Word History

Etymology

baby entry 1 + cake entry 1 + -s, suffix of hypocoristic nouns used in address, as Babs, Fats, Toodles

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babycakes was in 1949

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“Babycakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babycakes. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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