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
Maybe the baby is learning what to eat from its mother, Miard said.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Cracking down on baby showers or poker nights in private homes is another matter.At dinner parties and game nights, casual American life is fueling the coronavirus surge|Karin Brulliard|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
I remember being afraid on the first day Ruby went to the Frantz school, when I came home and turned on the TV set and I realized that, at that moment, the whole world was watching my baby and talking about her.Lucille Bridges, who stood by daughter Ruby through school desegregation, dies at 86|Emily Langer|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Thankfully, we were really lucky to quarantine together as a family so the baby was able to see the grandparents.Michelle Wie West on her golf comeback plan: I want my daughter to see me play|ehinchliffe|November 10, 2020|Fortune
Xpressbees started its journey within Firstcry, an e-commerce for baby products, in 2012.Indian logistics startup Xpressbees raises $110 million|Manish Singh|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
I'm not cry-babying, but just want to gas along on the subject for a while.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman|Emma Speed Sampson
It seemed to him a little like 'babying' to fritter away the few minutes remaining in safety play.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
There was no running with the ball, but dribbling, called “babying,” was common.
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.