babe

babe

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English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /beɪb/, enPR: bāb
  • Rhymes: -eɪb

Noun

babe (plural babes)

  1. (literary or poetic) A baby or infant; a very young human or animal. [from 14th c.]
  2. (slang) An attractive person, especially a young woman. [from 20th c.]
  3. (endearing) Darling (term of endearment).

Synonyms

  • (infant): baby, child, infant
  • (attractive person): looker; See Thesaurus:beautiful person
    • (woman): hottie, doll, fox; See: Thesaurus:beautiful woman
  • (darling): darling, dear, love, sweetheart

Derived terms

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • abbe, abbé

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • bab, babbe
  • (early) baban

Etymology

From Old English *baba.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːb(ə)/, /ˈbab(ə)/

Noun

babe (plural babes)

  1. baby, infant

Derived terms

  • baby

Descendants

  • English: babe, bab
  • Welsh: baban

References

  • “bābe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ba‧be
  • Rhymes: -abi, -abɨ

Verb

babe

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of babar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of babar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of babar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of babar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈba.be]

Noun

babe f pl

  1. plural of babă

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

babe (Cyrillic spelling бабе)

  1. inflection of baba:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbabe]

Noun

babe

  1. dative/locative singular of baba

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *bààbá.

Noun

babé 1a (plural bóbabé 2a)

  1. my father

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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