Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a project of personal concern to someone
  2. (noun, animal) a very young mammal
  3. (noun, person) (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
  4. (noun, person) the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    the baby of the Supreme Court
  5. (noun, person) a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    she held the baby in her arms
    it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  6. (noun, person) an unborn child; a human fetus
    it was great to feel my baby moving about inside
  7. (noun, person) an immature childish person
    stop being a baby!
  8. (verb, social) treat with excessive indulgence
    Let's not mollycoddle our students!

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Baby

  1. late 14c., babi, dim. of baban (see babe). The verb meaning "to treat like a baby" is from 1742. As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922. Baby blues for "blue eyes" recorded by 1944 (the phrase also was u… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Baby

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