baby face

noun
  1. a face having a bland babyish or childish appearance, especially a plump, small-featured face unmarked by characteristic lines.
  2. a person having such a face.

Origin of baby face

First recorded in 1705–15
Related formsba·by-faced, adjective
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Examples from the Web for baby-face

Contemporary Examples of baby-face

  • Paul Ryan, WI-6 (R), is the baby-face of the lot, no money, but lots of braininess about taxes and spending.

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    The GOP's Oompa-Loompa

    John Batchelor

    September 2, 2010

Historical Examples of baby-face

  • Aunt Clem had a round, full, baby-face, for all she was so old.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago

    Amanda Millie Douglas

  • Can it be possible you are on the other side—on Baby-face's side?

  • And Baby-face biceps at a look took off his handcuffs; which she had been prominent in putting on.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • The old man's thoughts travelled back to the time when he first looked upon the baby-face of the cold hard grey form before him.

    London's Heart

    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • Tell me, O chiefs,” said the great khan, “is that baby-face you look at worth contending for?

    The Pacha of Many Tales

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for baby-face

baby-face

noun
  1. a smooth round face like a baby's
  2. a person with such a face
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