English Online Dictionary. What means babe? What does babe mean?
From Middle English babe, perhaps a variant of earlier baban or representing 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.
- These events came to pass when he was but a babe.
- (slang) An attractive person, especially a young woman.
- She's a real babe!
- Darling (term of endearment).
- Hey, babe, how's about you and me getting together?
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:babe.
- (infant): baby, child, infant
- (attractive person):
- (woman): hottie, doll, fox
- See: Thesaurus:beautiful woman
- (darling): darling, dear, love, sweetheart
- bikini babe
- 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
From Proto-Bantu *bààbá.
babé class 1a (plural bóbabé class 2a)
- my father
This noun needs an inflection-table template.