ba·​by·​cakes | \ ˈbā-bē-¦kāks How to pronounce babycakes (audio) \

Definition of babycakes

: 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

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First Known Use of babycakes

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babycakes

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

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“Babycakes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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