Babe in arms



An infant, as in She’s been a family friend since I was a babe in arms. Although the word “babe” for baby has been used since the 1300s, this phrase describing a child too young to walk (and hence having to be carried) dates only from about 1900.

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    a baby or child. an innocent or inexperienced person. (usually initial capital letter) Southern U.S. (used, often before the surname, as a familiar name for a boy or man, especially the youngest of a family.) Slang. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one: Her roommate is a real babe! an […]

  • Babe in the woods

    a baby or child. an innocent or inexperienced person. (usually initial capital letter) Southern U.S. (used, often before the surname, as a familiar name for a boy or man, especially the youngest of a family.) Slang. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one: Her roommate is a real babe! an […]



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