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.
Examples from the Web for babyish
This is just too much, all this babyish caterwauling from Mitch McConnell.
As she was two or three years younger than I, I had at first taken but little notice of her—probably I thought her too babyish.The Story of a Child|Pierre Loti
The half pout on Charlie's babyish mouth, born of Constance's dread edict, died suddenly.Marjorie Dean|Pauline Lester
I thought, perchance, if anything would soften him, thy smiles and babyish ways might do it.The Well in the Desert|Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for babyish
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 Formsbabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medicine definitions for babyish
Idioms and Phrases with babyish
see throw out the baby with the bath water.