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baby face

noun
1.
a face having a bland babyish or childish appearance, especially a plump, small-featured face unmarked by characteristic lines.
2.
a person having such a face.
Origin of baby face
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
Related forms
baby-faced, adjective
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  • She had big blue eyes and a baby face, and her principal cargo was poetry.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was that snippy little Marjorie Lowry with the baby face, wasn't it?

  • A baby face, no life, no airs, But what she learnt at country fairs.

    The Battle of the Books Jonathan Swift
  • His baby face took on the resolute charm his mother dreaded.

    The Higher Court Mary Stewart Daggett
  • Tom is carried away by her baby face, and makes a fool of himself.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • When I knew it, it was a baby face; but the spectacles are still the same!

  • She is christened, and over her baby face there lies a white veil.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat
  • But Nelly herself was no shrinking violet, for all her baby face.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He put his hand under the child's chin and turned up the baby face.

    The Militants Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews

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