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1 a person who is just starting out in a field of activity
  • although I worked with film for years, I'm just a babe as far as digital photography is concerned

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2 a recently born person
  • a babe in arms, too young even to crawl

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3 slang a lovely woman
  • a celebrity magazine describing her as "a total babe"

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4 slang a physically attractive person
  • an ad for a beach resort depicting tanned babes of both sexes

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The first known use of babe was in the 14th century

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“Babe.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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