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
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
Bring one more nut to Washington who talks about hot Latino babes and all the rest of it.Thad Cochran Wins One for Sanity Over Tea Partier Chris McDaniel | Michael Tomasky | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is where Rose Aimee Berlanger had a recent exhibit of her bronzed babes.
They were often based on nursery rhymes, like The Death & Burial of Cock Robin or The Babes in the Wood.
When the sons of God came to earth, they came with one thing in mind: babes.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God | Tim Townsend | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What children they were with their simple unmorality of artists, as ignorant of the real world as babes in a wood!Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Here was something for the "babes and sucklings" of the craft of violin making to swallow.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
Ive seen a many people die, little babes and great strong men, and I know when deaths a-coming well enough.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
A Hibernian, seeing an old man and woman in the stocks, said that they put him in mind of "the babes in the wood."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength (founded glory).The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
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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