- 1 (slang) a word used to address a young woman, or your wife, husband, or lover, usually expressing affection but sometimes considered offensive if used by a man to a woman he does not know What are you doing tonight, babe?
- 2(informal) an attractive young woman
- 3(old use) a baby Idioms
a very small baby that cannot yet walk
a babe in arms (old-fashioned)jump to other results
someone who lacks knowledge or experience of life He's still a babe in the woods compared to the other guys here.
a babe in the woods (informal)jump to other results
used when a small child has just said something that seems very wise or intelligent
out of/from the mouths of babes (saying)jump to other results