a baby or child.
an innocent or inexperienced person.
Usually Babe .Southern U.S. (used, often before the surname, as a familiar name for a boy or man, especially the youngest of a family.)
Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one.
an attractive young man.
Sometimes Babe . an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
Idioms about babe
babe in the woods, an innocent, unsuspecting person, especially one likely to be victimized by others: Some highly informed people are mere babes in the woods where the stock market is concerned.: Also babe in the wood.
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How to use babe in a sentence
In comparison, Kit — always lamenting living in her sister’s shadow as a “chick surfer who wasn’t a babe” — is eclipsed by Nina’s presence.Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ‘Malibu Rising’ is a fiery mix of celebrity culture and family drama | Stephanie Merry | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
In Ex Machina, Oscar Isaac memorably played a reclusive search-engine CEO whose only companions are model-gorgeous android babes.A New Season of The Girlfriend Experience Gives Us Yet Another Exploration of Tech and Male Desire | Judy Berman | April 30, 2021 | Time
She’s not a sexy babe, she’s a woman in her 60s, she’s not wearing tons of makeup — for that film to become a mainstream awards contender is incredible.Oscar nominees are more diverse than ever. And that raises more questions about numbers and nuance. | Ann Hornaday | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
These buoyant babes can heft the equivalent of 70 large semis with less fuel, and they’re especially good at carrying heavy cargo like jetty rocks or lumber.A New Highway Project That’s Environmentally Friendly? (Hint: It’s in the Ocean) | MacKenzie Elmer | February 24, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Dorothy, who’s a preternaturally hot babe of 51, is there to pick up a bed partner.Sure, you may be grossed out, but ‘A Certain Hunger’ is a naughty pleasure | Maureen Corrigan | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
In the note, babe asked to see Leslie one last time before he left New York City forever.
He was probably the biggest sporting hero of the decade—more popular at his peak than even babe Ruth.
One afternoon, with [babe] Dahlgren near him in the dugout, a photographer asked Lou if he could take a photo of the two of them.
The babe showed up, too, arriving late, as usual, and looking tanned as a lifeguard.
The babe walked over to the stooped figure at the microphone and threw his arms around Lou's neck.
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.
The motherly woman received the babe instinctively and cast aside the travelling-rug in which he was enveloped.
After all, here was a babe equipped to face the exigencies of a censorious world; in looks and apparel a credit to any father.
He breathed fierce and honest anathema on the heads of the bowelless fiends who had abandoned the babe to its doom.
Here Letty drew the coverlet from the face of the sleeping babe, and displayed his chubby proportions with maternal pride.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for babe
informal a naive, gullible, or unsuspecting person (often in the phrase a babe in arms)
informal a young woman or man perceived as being sexually attractive
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