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; chap; 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.
- an object; thing: Is that car there your baby?
verb (used with object), ba·bied, ba·by·ing.
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The name given to her had been Clorinda, and from her babyhood she had been as tempestuous as her sisters were mild.His Grace of Osmonde|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Lillian, with her hair as yellow as the corn, was the paleface princess stolen by the Indians in her babyhood.Madge Morton's Trust|Amy D. V. Chalmers
Jane Brown met him in a corridor and kissed him, as, indeed, she had been in the habit of doing since her babyhood.Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
From his babyhood days he has habituated it to his use, until it has become, as it were, a very part of his nature.My Native Land|James Cox
Haven't we been lovers together, darling, from our babyhood upward?'Babylon, Volume 3 (of 3)|Grant Allen
British Dictionary definitions for babyhood
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 babyhood
Idioms and Phrases with babyhood
see throw out the baby with the bath water.