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baby

[ bey-bee ]
/ ˈbeɪ bi /
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noun, plural ba·bies.

adjective

verb (used with object), ba·bied, ba·by·ing.

to treat like a young child; pamper.
to handle or use with special care; treat gently.

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Origin of baby

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at babe, -y2
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Dodds

[ dodz ]
/ dɒdz /

noun

WarrenBaby, 1898–1959, U.S. jazz drummer.
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British Dictionary definitions for baby

baby

/ (ˈbeɪbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

adjective

(prenominal) comparatively small of its typea baby car

verb -bies, -bying or -bied (tr)

to treat with love and attention
to treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect
Derived Formsbabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective

Word Origin for baby

C14: probably childish reduplication; compare mama, papa 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for baby

baby

[ bābē ]

n.

A very young child; an infant.
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Idioms and Phrases with baby

baby


see throw out the baby with the bath water.

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