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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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  • Aunt Clem had a round, full, baby-face, for all she was so old.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Can it be possible you are on the other side—on baby-face's side?

  • And baby-face biceps at a look took off his handcuffs; which she had been prominent in putting on.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • The old man's thoughts travelled back to the time when he first looked upon the baby-face of the cold hard grey form before him.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Tell me, O chiefs,” said the great khan, “is that baby-face you look at worth contending for?

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • The same sweet smile lingered about his mouth, although pain and suffering had saddened that baby-face.

  • The coffin-lid was screwed down, and Johnny's baby-face shut out from them for ever.

  • At the door, he hesitated; and, drawing forth the little picture, looked again at the baby-face.

    The Rector of St. Mark's Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for baby-face

baby-face

noun
1.
a smooth round face like a baby's
2.
a person with such a face
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