- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM baby
How to use baby in a sentence
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
- a newborn or recently born child; infant
- (as modifier)baby food
- a newborn or recently born animal
- (as modifier)baby rabbits
Derived forms of babybabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medical definitions for baby
Other Idioms and Phrases with baby
see throw out the baby with the bath water.