English Online Dictionary. What means babe? What does babe mean?
From Middle English babe, a variant of earlier baban, perhaps from Old English *baba (“boy, child”), from Proto-Germanic *babô, reduplicated variant of *ba-, *bō- (“father, brother, close male relation”), related to Old Frisian bobba (“child”), Old High German Babo (a male forename), see boy. Otherwise, origin obscure. Compare mama, dada, papa. Welsh baban (“baby”), believed by Skeat to be a mutation of maban, a diminutive of mab ("son"), is probably rather a borrowing from English. Cognate also with English bub.
- IPA(key): /beɪb/, enPR: bāb
- Rhymes: -eɪb
babe (plural babes)
- (literary or poetic) A baby or infant; a very young human or animal. [from 14th c.]
- These events came to pass when he was but a babe.
- 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
- Though he possess sweet babes and loving wife,
- A home of peace by loyal friendships cheered,
- And love them more than death or happy life,
- (slang) An attractive person, especially a young woman. [from 20th c.]
- She's a real babe!
- (endearing) Darling (term of endearment).
- Hey, babe, how's about you and me getting together?
- (infant): baby, child, infant
- (attractive person): looker; See Thesaurus:beautiful person
- (woman): hottie, doll, fox; See: Thesaurus:beautiful woman
- (darling): darling, dear, love, sweetheart
- bikini babe
- babe in the woods
- babe magnet
- out of the mouths of babes
- abbe, abbé
- Rhymes: -abi
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of babar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of babar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of babar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of babar
- IPA(key): [ˈba.be]
babe f pl
- plural of babă
babe (Cyrillic spelling бабе)
- inflection of baba:
- genitive singular
- nominative/accusative/vocative plural
- IPA(key): [ˈbabe]
- dative/locative singular of baba
From Proto-Bantu *bààbá.
babé 1a (plural bóbabé 2a)
- my father
This noun needs an inflection-table template.