noun, plural ba·bies.
- 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.
verb (used with object), ba·bied, ba·by·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for baby
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.”
We babied him abominably—he was, for two years, the only subject we had for such malpractice.Modern Essays|John Macy
Those girls have praised her and babied her until she is a good deal more infatuated with herself than she used to be.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
Had she dared, she would have babied Martin to an even greater extent than she did.The Wall Between|Sara Ware Bassett
He had been babied by his mother until he had grown to be a hateful, worthless young man, and Jean despised him.Grace Harlowe's Problem|Jessie Graham Flower
Mrs.Robinson had always been babied by the girls, and that she was very nervous her whole family knew too well.The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach|Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for baby
noun plural -bies
- a newborn or recently born child; infant
- (as modifier)baby food
- a newborn or recently born animal
- (as modifier)baby rabbits
verb -bies, -bying or -bied (tr)
Derived forms of babybabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medical definitions for baby
Idioms and Phrases with baby
see throw out the baby with the bath water.