- Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one.
- a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
- a man or boy; fellow: He's a tough baby to have to deal with.
- an invention, creation, project, or the like that requires one's special attention or expertise or of which one is especially proud: His charitable foundation is his baby and it truly shows.
- an object; thing: Those big babies can carry a lot of cargo.
OTHER WORDS FROM baby
How to use baby in a sentence
She’s the baby Karen gave up in Part 2, and she’s looking for her birth mother.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
Lori Keith, who manages the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund, sees long-term demand for Teleflex’s equipment as baby boomers age.
The baby colugo reached out from under its mother, tugged a few small leaves and tried to nibble them.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Ali has yet to share the news on her personal Instagram account, or the baby’s name.Rah Ali Has Given Birth To Her Rainbow Baby, A Daughter|Charli Penn|November 12, 2020|Essence.com
Andy updated us that he’s now in a committed relationship with a baby on the way.Date Lab update: Their boots matched, at least! Here’s what happened next.|Damona Hoffman|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Parents sometimes have an attitude of, “I was brought up in the school of hard knocks, no one babied me.”
In this day and age, men have gone from being learned by their fathers and grandfathers, to being babied by their mothers.
Mike dearly loved cauliflowers, and babied ours as a flower gardener babies his hybrid tea roses.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
Harriet insisted that she did not wish to be "babied," but, the guardian was firm.The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea|Janet Aldridge
It's nonsense for a great hot-blooded clown, like me to be babied with a fire.Bad Hugh|Mary Jane Holmes
He said the ankle would be lame just so long as it was babied, that he proposed to throw away his crutch on the following day.The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts|Janet Aldridge
Used to being babied and somewhat pampered at home, his outspokenness troubled her.Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border|Annie Roe Carr
British Dictionary definitions for baby
- a newborn or recently born child; infant
- (as modifier)baby food
- a newborn or recently born animal
- (as modifier)baby rabbits
Derived forms of babybabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medical definitions for baby
Other Idioms and Phrases with baby
see throw out the baby with the bath water.