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Dictionary entry overview: What does babe mean?
• BABE (noun)
The noun BABE has 1 sense:
1. a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
Familiarity information: BABE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
• BABE (noun)
A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
Nouns denoting people
babe; baby; infant
isn't she too young to have a baby?
Hypernyms ("babe" is a kind of...):
child; kid (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "babe"):
blue baby (an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart)
cherub (a sweet innocent baby)
abandoned infant; foundling (a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown)
godchild (an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism)
neonate; newborn; newborn baby; newborn infant (a baby from birth to four weeks)
nurseling; nursling; suckling (an infant considered in relation to its nurse)
papoose; pappoose (an American Indian infant)
test-tube baby (a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus)
war baby (conceived or born during war)