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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Example sentences 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 forms of babybabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medical definitions for babyish
Idioms and Phrases with babyish
see throw out the baby with the bath water.