Confer (Irish) bab, baban, (Welsh) baban, maban.
1. An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.2. A doll for children. Spenser.
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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”), Swedish dialectal babbe (“little boy”), 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 mutated from maban diminutive of mab ("son"), is probably rather a borrowing from the English.
(infant): baby, child, infant (attractive person): (woman): hottie, doll, fox See: :beautiful woman (darling): darling, dear, love, sweetheart
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?
babe first-person singular present subjunctive of babar third-person singular present subjunctive of babar third-person singular imperative of babar
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